Events / Geospatial Research Workshop

Geospatial Research Workshop

8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
John M. Olin Library, Room 142, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130

The Geospatial Working Group is pleased to announce a Washington University Geospatial Research Workshop to be held the morning of August 24, 2022 on the Danforth Campus in Olin Library, Room 142.

Short term goals of this workshop will be to

  • forge connections among Washington University faculty conducting geospatial research across a variety of disciplines and
  • position the community to pursue seed funding opportunities.

Longer term efforts include

  • coalescing around areas of strategic interest across disciplinary and bureaucratic divisions,
  • fostering a sense of geospatial community identity at WashU,
  • considering how this community integrates into the regional geospatial ecosystem, and
  • looking toward center/institute-level efforts.

While the structured portion of this workshop will take place from 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., the doors to the room will open and a light breakfast will be provided to encourage networking beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Similarly, lunch will be provided and open networking encouraged from 12:15 -1 p.m.

In order to enable a genuinely interactive event, participants are asked to commit to attending ALL of the 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. session, and to participate in the networking meals where possible.

Tentative Agenda

  • Breakfast & Networking
  • Welcome & Icebreaker Activity
  • Overview of Workshop Objectives, Taylor Geospatial Institute, & Funding Landscape
  • Research Highlights Presentations
  • Facilitated Group Brainstorming
  • Lunch & Networking

We are eager for you to join us in shaping the strategic directions for geospatial research at Washington University.  Please RSVP by completing the Google Form.  You may direct registration and other inquiries to Summer Young (

Geospatial Working Group Planning Committee
Alex Bradley, David Fike, Tao Ju, Sung Kim, Nicole Moore, Joe Scherrer, Bill Winston, and Summer Young