Community-University Sustainability Partners

Community-university sustainability partnerships provide transformative learning opportunities for MGIS students who become the next cohort of sustainability managers, while at the same enable partners to explore topics making important contributions to society. A capstone project workshop culminates the curriculum. MGIS capstone project reports are available here.

For MGIS students, it is an opportunity to apply their refined skills to a sustainability-related project with a community partner in the Puget Sound region. The capstone workshop immerses students in the full range of tasks associated with the application of GIS. Working in small teams, students define project goals together with the community partner, perform database design, acquire and analyze data, model sustainable solutions and recommend a course of action. By working with community partners MGIS students extend their abilities as engaged professionals.

Below are narrative examples of selected projects. Visit our capstone page to view individual project reports.