James MaKinster


Professional Title: 
Associate Professor of Science Education
About Me (Bio): 
I am an Associate Professor of Education and Environmental Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. My work focuses on teacher professional development, curriculum development, and use of geospatial technology in educational settings. I direct the GIT Ahead project (NSF ATE) and Crossing Boundaries (NSF ITEST).
SRI International

This project is using innovative Geospatial Information Technology-based learning in high school environmental science studies with a focus on the meteorological and ecological impacts of climate change. The resources developed are using ArcGIS Explorer Desktop and Google Earth software applications to increase students' learning and interest in science and careers and will be adaptable for teachers to improve classroom implementation.