“Mapping Social and Environmental Disparities in Cities: An Integrated Field GIS in Shanghai, China” will provide a cultural immersion educational opportunity for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interested in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping to understand urban environment and public health.
Georgia State University students will be paired with Chinese students conducting research projects focusing on people’s perception of
environmental and/or health concerns. Students will have a rich language and cultural exchange experience in addition to scientific collaboration.
The three-week program will include two weeks of field work in Shanghai, China. The field work will include a combination of classroom and lecture experience on the campus of Fudan University as well as field trips for research projects working with local government agencies.
Coursework will focus on learning geospatial technologies in environment and public health, with guest lectures and instruction coming from professors at Georgia State and Fudan University. The program is sponsored by the Georgia State School of Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences.