Apply to attend workshop on spatial data analytics

Join fellow undergraduate students at a workshop on spatial data analytics from Tuesday, Jan. 10, through Thursday, Jan. 12, in Lalumiere Language Hall 136 and 177. The workshop, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, is designed for students interested in studying the utility of spatial data analytics for understanding the global context of the human experience.  

Learn about spatial data collection (e.g., where to obtain crime data), spatial data analysis (e.g., where crime occurs in Milwaukee neighborhoods) and engage with community stakeholders in the learning process (e.g., how is spatial data analytics used in law enforcement, water resources and data science). 

Participants will engage in:

  • Interactive hands-on learning activities
  • Reflective and critical assessment of learned tasks
  • Collaboration with community stakeholders in learning
  • Shared experiences of students from different intellectual backgrounds (College of Arts and Sciences students and College of Engineering students)

By the end of the workshop, participants will learn to: 

  • Obtain crime, civic participation and socioeconomic data
  • Map crime patterns and assess the role of neighborhood characteristics in crime
  • Collect real-time data using advanced data collection technologies
  • Assess the utility of spatial analytics for big data

Students interested in participating in the workshop should email Dr. Aleksandra Snowden, associate professor of social and cultural sciences in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, with the subject line “Application for Workshop on Spatial Data Analytics.”

In the email application, the students should describe in about 100 words their interest in the workshop.