Denver Metro Area Chapter

 

Denver Metro Area Chapter

Including Metro University, University of Colorado at Denver, University of Denver

Metro State College Hosts Geospatial
Enterprise Program
Students at Metro State College in Denver gathered
to hear professionals from the geospatial industry
talk about their work and their professional
organizations on 22 February. Mark Hess, Rocky
Mountain Region Treasurer, delivered a dynamic
presentation of his work for Ocean Imaging,
including projects in precision agriculture, kelp bed
mapping, oil spill monitoring, and wetlands mapping,
peppered with amusing stories and colorful slides.
Mark also discussed the benefits of ASPRS student
membership. Sheila Pelczarski, RMR Communications
Coordinator, offered a few additional
comments based on her experience working at
Denver Water.
Also in attendance was Pete Gomez, an information
manager with Xcel Energy, who talked about Xcel’s
use of Mobile GIS for their utility system
management. Pete is a member of GITA and talked
about the benefits of that organization. Karen
Brandt, GIS Analyst with the City of Broomfield,
presented examples of her work for the city as well
as her research as a student at the Colorado School
of Mines. Karen was there to represent URISA. All
three organizations partner with ACSM, PLSC and
GIS Colorado to organize the annual “GIS in the
Rockies” conference. A lively Q&A session followed
the presentations by Pete, Mark and Karen. It was
obvious that Mark Hess had captured the
imaginations of the students, as most of their
questions were directed to him. ASPRS membership
literature was set out for the students to take away,
and many of them did. Kudos to Mark for an
excellent presentation and for carrying the torch for
ASPRS!
Event organizer Dr. Stella Todd wrote the following
note the next day: “Thanks again for taking the time
to come to Metro and talk to our students. I have
already gotten some great feedback from my
students about how much they learned from the
event. There is no better way to determine a good
career path for oneself than to meet people who are
enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their
profession.”This page last updated June 23, 2006