Students and faculty from the Spatial Sciences Institute are a regular presence at the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Catalina Island. GIST students all spend a week on the island to study GPS and its integration into GIS in an environment amenable to field work. Presence on the island also brings students in staff in contact with other interesting USC programs that take advantage of the island setting.
Recently, Dr. Su Jin Lee had the opportunity to give a presentation to the Mork Family Scholars leadership workshop at the Wrigley Institute. Dr. Lee gave the students an overview of GIS technology and its application across a range of disciplines.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias was also an attendee at the Mork Scholar retreat. SSI Ph.D. student Christine Lam, who was on the island TAing for the GPS course and two students had the opportunity to meet President Nikias and have a picture taken with him.