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Peggy Minnis

Lecturer

Dyson College of Arts & Sciences

Chemistry and Physical Sciences - PLV

Location
  • @Westchester
    Costello House 101-A
Office Hours
Westchester

Biography


Environmental scientist and chemist with a broad range of teaching topics in both areas. Teaching a free GIS course to a nationwide audience.

Education


PhD , SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University , Syracuse, New York , 1982
Environmental Science

MS , SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry , New York , 1979
Environmental Chemistry

BS , Marywood College , Scranton, PA , 1966
Chemistry

PRESENTATIONS


Minnis, M. (2015, May 11). NEARC Spring 2015. GIS and Thermal Infrared Imagery - How Can We Use It?. Northeast GIS Users Group, UMass Amherst, MA

RESEARCH INTEREST ---


Water quality in ponds, carbon absorption by trees, greenroof water detention, GIS teacing via a MOOC

Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research

Minnis, M. (2013, April 1). Creating a MOOC to Teach Basic GIS.
Verizon , Pace University , $5,700.00 . Funded,This will create a MOOC to teach basic GIS to an unlimited audience for no academic credit.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Chemical Society
  • NEARC
    GIS users organization that holds meetings to further collective knowledge of GIS.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Faculty Council Technology Committee [Committee Chair]
    Desc: Determine faculty needs re: techology for teaching and communicate to Faculty Council. Recruit members to committee.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: I just started.

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Darien Book Aid Plan, Inc. [Committee Chair]
    Desc: Correspond with Peace Corps volunteers (567 in 2012) who need books for their work. Arrange shipments of books.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Have done this job for 29 years, averaging corresponding with approximately 500 US PCVs every year in countries where the Peace Corps serves.
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