Summer of Maps offers fellowships to student analysts to perform geographic data analysis for non-profit organizations. The program matches non-profit organizations that have spatial analysis and visualization needs with talented students of GIS analysis to implement projects over a three-month period during the summer. We are thrilled to announce the 2015 Summer of Maps fellows and the non-profit organizations they will work with. Please join me in congratulating:
Kevin Frech, B.A. Candidate, Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, working with:
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – Analyzing Philadelphia Landcare’s Inactive Parcels and the Impact of the Program in the Neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science – Tools for Assessing and Managing Human Impacts on Maine’s Harbors
Laura Laderman, Major: Physics, Minor: Statistics at Swarthmore College, working with:
Sunset Park Health Council dba Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC) – Analyzing Adult ESOL Students’ Needs and Available Community Assets in Southwest Brooklyn, NY
African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) Afya Zetu (Our Health) – Analysis of Healthcare Needs and Availability for African and Caribbean Immigrants and Refugees in Northeast Philadelphia
Nathaniel Henry, Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science and Bachelor of Science in Geography: Urban, Regional, and Global Studies with Minors in Economics, Chinese, working with:
Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. – Visualizing Correlations Between Poverty, Health Status, Legal Need, and Geography in Philadelphia
The Greening of Detroit – Analysis of Total Tree Canopy in the City of Detroit
We are very excited to work with our 2015 Summer of Maps fellows and support them through their work with these nonprofits. Students interested in the 2016 program or non-profits that would like to submit a project, please visit the Get Involved page of our website.
We are also enormously grateful to the organizations that sponsor the Summer of Maps Program each year. Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:
If you’d like to sponsor the 2015 program, we welcome you to find out more information here.