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On Saturday, March 4th, 2017, UCSB student organizations Los Ingenieros, National Society of Black Engineers, and Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, along with UCSB departments MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement), and Office of Education Partnerships hosted the action-packed, all-day Science & Technology MESA Day at UCSB for about 500 pre-college, underrepresented,...

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An essay on collaborative GIS methods in West Bali by Kitty Currier.   In the village of Pejarakan, West Bali, Indonesia, tourism is slowly replacing agriculture as the predominant local industry. As land once used to grow corn, peanuts, and chili is developed to support homestays, villas and resorts, the community is changing in other ways, too. Hole-in-the-wall shops sprout along the main road during the high season; concrete...

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In the summer of 2016, Marcela Suarez participated in the Clubes de Ciencia Colombia (Science Clubs Colombia). She worked with Colombia scientists from Harvard University to inform students about geography as a field of study, striving to keep the club interesting and fun for the children. The workshop spanned over 5 days, with each day focusing on a different subject in geography. She describes how the workshop went below: Clubes de...

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