Student wins scholarship for computer mapping achievement
March 31, 2014

Professor stands left, students stands right, both pointing to a visual representation of the project in the centre and standing under the School of Environmental Studies sign.

Alyse Hegmans presents her award-winning assignment to Joachim Schmidt, professor, School of Environmental Studies and School of Engineering Technology.

Alyse Hegmans, a third-year student in Georgian’s Environmental Technology program, has won the 2014 Esri Canada Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Scholarship.

The award recognizes student achievement in the world of computer mapping systems. It includes a permanent lifetime license for ArcGIS software, Esri Canada textbooks, additional training and a one-time monetary award.

Alyse Hegmans has been involved in GIS since her first year of the program, completing two GIS co-op positions.

“I am so delighted to have won this scholarship because I can see this program and my permanent license becoming important tools in my education beyond the classroom here at Georgian College. Not only do I now have access to these tools, but this scholarship provides me with the resources to learn more ways that I can use them,” says Alyse.