Esri Supports STEM Projects in Schools
In a May 2, 2014 interview with Bloomberg TV,Jack Dangermond, described the project based STEM instruction projects Esri has supported in hundreds of schools across the country. Providing students with GIS tools for real world investigation was exemplified by a classroom project to map lead poisoning in Detroit that was born out of one student’s experience with a brother who was affected. The student’s research indicated that the lead poisonings in the city were correlated to the location of dilapidated housing. The results of the project were used as the basis for further research and the city council supporting a “Get the lead out” campaign that the students participated in.