Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

GISDaylogocopyThe Stephen F. Austin State University Student Association of Spatial Scientists will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18, by hosting a series of speakers to raise awareness of and celebrate the contributions of spatial science to modern life.

Beginning at 9 a.m., Travis Jowell, SFA alumni and current Team GIS lead at Landmark Solutions, will present “Promoting GIS Technology in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Workflow.”

At 5 p.m., Logan Hope, SASS president, will speak about the organization and give away door prizes.

Dr. Noel M. Estwick, information specialist for Prairie View A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, will address how to best engage youth in spatial technologies. Estwick, who will speak at 5:30 p.m., has over 10 years of experience in utilizing GIS to support national and international projects and also conducts GIS training workshops for students and educators.

GIS Day was founded in 1999 by Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond and is celebrated by thousands of spatial science enthusiasts and professionals across the world each year. For more information about this event, held in Forestry Room 117, contact Logan Hope at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Dr. I-Kuai Hung, faculty adviser, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..