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Each year the Geography department hires students to staff our GIS Help Desk; a departmental resource that provides free, one-on-one tutoring and guidance to students seeking assistance in GIS programs and applications. The GIS Help Desk is located in the Geography Main Office (Jefferson 220).

GIS Help Desk hours follow a University schedule. If the University is closed (or if the Geography office is closed), the GIS Help Desk may be unavailable. Hours may be limited or extended during midterms/final exams. GIS Help Desk Assistants operate on a first-come, first-serve drop-in basis.

Contact us with any questions, or call the Geography Main Office at 1-508-793-7336 for more information. The GIS Help Desk is sponsored by the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University.

GIS Support Assistants (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)

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Hello! My name is Shannon Reault and I am a senior majoring in Earth System science and minoring in Geography. Next year I will be getting my Master’s Degree at Clark in the Accelerated Degree Program in GIS. During the summer of 2019 I participated in the HERO program, through which I am conducting a satellite analysis of temperature and the urban heat island effect in gateway cities in Massachusetts. I am also conducting my honors thesis, which aims to predict future seasonal sea ice extents in the Bering Sea within the context of observed seasonal sea ice variation in the Barents Sea, utilizing raster data collected by the Clark Polar Science Research Lab. In the future I hope to use my GIS experience to continue researching vulnerable Earth systems, specifically boreal forests along the Arctic tree line. I am very excited to be working at the GIS Help Desk, and look forward to assisting other students with their GIS needs!

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Hi! My name is Juliette Gale and I am a senior majoring in Geography and Global Environmental Studies. This past summer I was in the HERO program with fellow Clark students where we researched tree health and tree stewardship in Pittsfield and Leominster Massachusetts. I am continuing this research for my honors thesis, looking at the relationship between tree health and self-reported stewardship practices on residential properties in Massachusetts Gateway Cities. Outside of academics, I’m on the Clark Women’s Rowing team and enjoy spending my free time outside, camping and hiking. I’m very excited to work at the GIS Help Desk this year and help out other students. Please feel free to stop by and say hi!