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UMBC Mic'd Up Podcast welcomes faculty, students, alumni, and industry thought leaders to share their insights and UMBC experiences.

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UMBC Mic'd Up Podcast welcomes faculty, students, alumni, and industry thought leaders to share their insights and UMBC experiences.

    Maps & More | How GIS Shapes Our World and Future

    Maps & More | How GIS Shapes Our World and Future

    Explore the fascinating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) world with UMBC's Mic'd Up podcast! Join Dennise Cardona as she chats with Harrison DeFord, a dedicated student from UMBC. Discover how GIS is not just about maps but a tool that shapes policy, helps in disaster management, and improves community services. Learn about the real-world applications of GIS and how it can make a significant difference in society. Are you interested in taking your passion for geography and technology to the next level? Check out UMBC's GIS Graduate Program and see where advanced GIS skills can take you. 

    Subscribe to our channel for more insights and stories from students and professionals making an impact with their skills. Remember to like, comment, and share!

    Learn More: https://professionalprograms.umbc.edu/geographic-information-systems/

    • 14 min
    Beyond the Code: AI, Ethics, and the Future of GIS Professionals

    Beyond the Code: AI, Ethics, and the Future of GIS Professionals

    In this episode of UMBC's GIS-focused series, "Beyond the Code: AI, Ethics, and the Future of GIS Professionals," we delve deep into the transformative role of artificial intelligence in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Join host Dennise Cardona and guests experts Dr. Dillon Mahmoudi and Mr. Ron Wilson as they explore the cutting-edge integration of AI into GIS education at UMBC, discussing not only the technological advancements but also the ethical considerations that come with it.

    Discover how AI is reshaping the way GIS professionals approach problem-solving, data analysis, and spatial thinking. From enhancing student learning and engagement to preparing graduates for the demands of the workforce, this episode sheds light on the significant impact of AI across the GIS domain. Our guests share insights on how AI fosters a culture of innovation and creativity, addresses fears of job replacement, and, ultimately, how it complements human capabilities to tackle complex environmental and societal challenges.

    Whether you're a GIS enthusiast, a professional in the field, or simply curious about the intersection of technology, ethics, and education, this episode offers a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges posed by AI in GIS. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of how UMBC is leading the charge in preparing the next generation of GIS professionals for a future where technology and human expertise converge for the greater good.

    🌍 Learn more about UMBC's Geographic Information Systems program and how it's equipping students with the in-demand skills needed in today's AI-driven landscape. Click the link in the description for more details and to explore our offerings.

    https://professionalprograms.umbc.edu/geographic-information-systems/

    #GIS #AI #EthicsInTech #FutureOfWork #UMBC #GeospatialTech

    • 39 min
    Unspoken Influence: Mastering Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace

    Unspoken Influence: Mastering Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace

    Unlock the secrets of nonverbal communication in the workplace! Tune in to our latest episode for expert tips and insights. #CommunicationSkills #ProfessionalSuccess 🎙️✨

    • 3 min
    Navigating the GIS Journey

    Navigating the GIS Journey

    Join us for an episode of UMBC's Mic'd Up podcast, where Dennise Cardona, from the Office of Professional Programs at UMBC, engages in a candid conversation with Joe Gallagher, a Ph.D. student in the GES program and a current certificate student in the GIS program.

    Joe shares his educational journey, from completing coursework to balancing student obligations and a new job using his geography skills. Discover how GIS courses at UMBC played a pivotal role in shaping Joe's skills and preparing him for real-world challenges.

    Explore Joe's initial reservations about GIS courses, his passion for R programming, and the transformative impact of the UMBC GIS program on his professional growth. Gain valuable insights into data analysis, GIS applications, and the importance of bringing strong passions.

    Whether you're a GIS enthusiast, a student contemplating the GIS journey, or someone curious about the intersection of geography and technology, this episode offers a wealth of information and inspiration. Tune in to learn how anyone can become a data analyst with the right tools and mindset.

    🔗 For more information about UMBC's GIS graduate program, visit us here: https://umbc.edu/gis

    Take advantage of this episode filled with practical advice, real-world experiences, and a glimpse into the exciting possibilities of GIS. Subscribe to UMBC's Mic'd Up podcast for more engaging conversations with the university's diverse and dynamic community.

    • 15 min
    Charting a New Pathway From Graduate School to Data Science

    Charting a New Pathway From Graduate School to Data Science

    In this episode of the UMBC Mic'd Up podcast, join us as we sit down with Vyshnavi Vemuri, a recent graduate from UMBC's data science program, to discuss her journey from graduate school to the professional world of data science. Dennise Cardona from UMBC's Office of Professional Programs leads the conversation, diving into Vemuri's motivations for pursuing data science, the role of collaboration in her academic and professional experiences, and the valuable skills she acquired at UMBC that have helped her succeed in her career.

    Throughout the episode, Vemuri shares valuable insights into her time at UMBC, highlighting the benefits of obtaining an advanced degree from UMBC's data science program for prospective students. From the emphasis on real-world applications and hands-on projects to the importance of effective communication and continuous learning, Vemuri's experience offers valuable lessons for aspiring data scientists navigating the transition from graduate school to the professional world.

    Whether you're a current student considering enrolling in UMBC's data science program or an aspiring data scientist seeking insights into the field, this episode provides valuable insights and inspiration for your journey. Tune in to learn more about Vyshnavi Vemuri's experience and the benefits of UMBC's data science program.

    Learn more about UMBC Data Science Graduate Program: https://professionalprograms.umbc.edu/data-science/

    • 21 min
    Exploring Effective Strategies in College Teaching

    Exploring Effective Strategies in College Teaching

    Welcome to our latest podcast episode, where we delve into the world of college teaching and learning science. Join us as Jenny McFadden, Ed.D., P.M.C. ’23, College Teaching and Learning Science, shares her journey and insights. Discover how this program has influenced her teaching methods, the positive impact on her role, and the valuable strategies she gained. Whether you're a prospective graduate student or an educator seeking professional development, this conversation offers valuable perspectives. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of student-centered learning and effective teaching approaches. 


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    Learn more about UMBC’s Post-Masters Certificate program in College Teaching & Learning Science: 
    https://collegeteaching.umbc.edu

    • 16 min

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