State GIS Coordinator Mike Mahaffie congratulates 2010 GIS In Education Award recipient Jenna Oliva at Delaware GIS 2010
Jenna Oliva, a seventh-grade science teacher at Millsboro Middle School, has been awarded the 2010 Delaware GIS in Education Award.The honor came as part of the opening plenary session at the 2010 Delaware GIS Conference, in Dover, on March 30, 2010.
Ms. Oliva, a former DNREC employee, has used GIS with her students as part of a unit on watersheds. She has also helped with the the Delaware Technical and Community College TRIO summer program and has witnessed the value of GIS for the education of students ranging from middle school to high school.
In her seventh-grade classroom, Ms. Oliva has integrated GIS software with her smartboard to let a whole classroom full of students interact with GIS tools as they explore Delaware watersheds.
She was nominated, and honored, for her dedication to providing her students with the best possible educational tools.
The GIS in Education Award has been given at each Delaware GIS Conference since 2002. A roster of past award-winners can be found on the Delaware GeoEducation web site.