Each year students come and go through the doors of the GIS lab, but there are the faithful few who invest themselves into the grand vision of the ever-expanding lab and advancing innovative GIS technology. Senior Smaa Koraym has been dedicated in working within the GIS lab since August 2009 of her freshman year.
“I have been fortunate enough to work here for the last three and a half years. I have been navigating from one project to the next, from mapping health facilities to optimizing WC GIS curriculum PowerPoints,” said Smaa.
This year Smaa has collaborated her GIS expertise with that of fellow seniors Nich Tremper, Joe DeStefano, and alumna Sam Bulkilvish ’09 on the Maryland Conservation Training website. This website is a group effort between the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Upper Shore Regional Council, Green Earth Connection, WC Center for Environment & Society, and WC GIS lab. Through these websites, individuals have access to information as a resource for learning Best Management Practices on Maryland Farms, an effective and significant resource on Maryland’s eastern shore.