Maine GIS User Group

Education & Outreach

2016 Educators Award

Congratulations to

Tinia Graham and the Old Town Elementary School

Nasir Shir and Tinia Graham, the recipient of Educator Award

MEGUG’s Nasir Shir, the Education and Outreach Coordinator presented a $500 check to Tinia Graham for the Old Town Elementary School.  These funds will be used to launch Geocaching type of club at the school and to purchase GPS devices for the school.  During the 7 weeks sessions, Tinia Graham will teach elementary students of how to use Garmin eTrex GPS devices for Geocaching.  In additions, students will learn the concepts of GIS technology along with the general knowledge of geography.

2013 Educators Award

Congratulations to RSU 3

MEGUG’s Michael Smith presents a $1000 check to RSU 3 principal Glen Widmer.Mr Widmer will buy GPS devices and related geography materials to teach science and geography at the elementary schools in RSU 3.

MEGUG Annual Awards

Maine GIS User Group (MEGUG) hopes to make awards annually, providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships to undergraduate students, and grants to educators. Our goal is to award one $1000 scholarship and two $500 grants each year. Maine college and university undergraduates are eligible for the $1000 scholarship. Maine educators of grades K-12 and Maine youth group leaders of the same grade groups can apply for the $500 grants.

GIS Educators Grant:
2017 Educators Grant Application

The purpose of this grant program is to encourage and support GIS educators to undertake and complete commendable GIS projects with their students.

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Angela Stokes Scholarship
Deadline Extended to April 14th

2017 Angela Stokes Scholarship Application

The purpose of this scholarship program is to encourage and support students to undertake and complete commendable GIS projects. The program is in memory of Angela Stokes, a previous winner of this scholarship who passed away February 1st, 2006.

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Continuing Education Credits

MEGUG is pleased to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to our members and to participants at certain MEGUG-sponsored events. Please see the following link to the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) for information regarding CEUs:   IACET CEU Information here.

MEGUG calculates and tracks CEUs for our sponsored instructional offerings that are longer than 1 hour (or 0.1 CEU).  Offerings typically include workshops, training sessions, etc.  They do not include project presentations at meetings or roundtables.  Presently, applicable offerings occur at the Annual Meeting.

The process is simple and straightforward.  Participants sign a sheet at the conclusion of an instructional offering.  The instructor confirms participation and provides the sheets to the Education Coordinator or to the Administrative Assistant for validation.  The information is then entered into a database.

Membership and Conference Documentation

MEGUG is pleased to offer verification of membership history, conference attendance and CEU’s.  Currently this means that we can verify membership since July 2012, conference attendance since July 2011 and Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) since 2009.  Unfortunately, previous record keeping is not complete, and we do not have authoritative data before these dates and we will be unable to confirm earlier membership, conference attendance or CEU’s.

MEGUG is also pleased to offer preapproval of MEGUG events for recertification credits to members of the Maine Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO). As with other approved educational opportunities, a sign up sheet will be provided at the meeting for those topics that qualify for credit. The list will be forwarded to Maine Revenue Services for credit.

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