NSF Supported Projects

Selected Projects in Spatial Education and Geospatial Technology supported by National Science Foundation

  • Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC)
    SILC is a Science of Learning Center funded by NSF to bring together scientists and educators to understand spatial learning and to use this knowledge to develop programs and technologies that will transform educational practice, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

    The NSF Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning.
  • Center for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences (CSISS)
    CSISS recognizes the growing significance of space, spatiality, location, and place in social science research. It seeks to develop unrestricted access to tools and perspectives that will advance the spatial analytic capabilities of researchers throughout the social sciences.
  • Digital Library For Earth System Education (DLESE)
    DLESE is a free resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. 
  • TeachSpatial
    TeachSpatial is a prototype and a work in progress with the goal to aid in the development of explicit spatial learning objectives from a multi- or cross-disciplinary perspective.
  • National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center)
    GeoTech Center is a collaborative effort between 2-year colleges, universities, and industry to assist in the expansion of a well-qualified geospatial technology workforce.  Center partners work together to provide professional development opportunities, curriculum resources, document career pathways, and research core competencies for the new and incumbent geospatial technology workforce.