Faculty and students attend 2020 Federal GIS User Conference
February 24, 2020
(Pictured from left: Kaycee Faunce, William Shuart, Anna Mika)
William Shuart, environmental data management instructor at VCU Rice Rivers Center, presented two workshops at the 2020 ESRI Federal GIS conference February 11 and 12 in Washington, DC. More than 5,000 participants from across the country converged at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to take part in over 125 professional development workshops. A map created by Shuart was used in the opening plenary address from Jack Dangermond, president and founder of ESRI.
Kaycee Faunce and Anna Mika (master’s candidates in VCU Center for Environmental Studies) were also in attendance. Faunce is currently a geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Mika works as a database management specialist at Chesterfield County and is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS). During the conference’s university session which took place on February 10, Mika presented on sea level rise and sustainability.