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The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education

Welcome to the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education

To encourage research and provide leadership to increase the quality of geographic education.


At the end of March, the Grosvenor Center staff will be heading to San Francisco for the Annual AAG Meeting. During the conference we will continue our collaboration efforts with our partners in China. We will also be reporting on our current research in GeoSTEM, Geocapabilities and GeoProgressions and host an administrative meeting for the Research Coordination Network. 


Join us on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:00 pm for the annual Grosvenor Lecture. This year's presenter is Dr. Doug Richardson, the executive director of the AAG. Doug Richardson founded and was the president of GeoResearch, Inc., a scientific research firm that developed and patented the world's first real-time space-time interactive GPS/GIS functionality, which has transformed the way geographic information is now collected, experienced, mapped and used within geography, and in society at large. 

Joann Zadrozny at NCSS 2015
Joann Zadrozny
at NCSS 2015



Dr. Richard G. Boehm and graduate assistant, Joann Zadrozny, hosted a workshop at the 95th National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The workshop was an extension of their current NSF grant -- RAPID research.  (Updated November 16, 2015)


To continue our partnership with East China Normal University, Dr. Richard Boehm traveled to China to give the keynote speech at the Comprehensive Academic Annual Conference in Geography Education 2015 at Henan University. While there Dr. Michael Solem, on behalf of the National Center, signed into effect another MOU with Zhejiang Normal University. (Posted October 26, 2015)

ESC14 Star PD
Dr. Boehm at Region 14 Education
Service Center hosting a professional 
development workshop.


In an effort to increase quality geography education professional development, Dr. Richard Boehm and graduate assistant, Joann Zadrozny, traveled to Education Service Center 14 in Abilene to host a workshop about Geography: Teaching with the Stars. (Posted October 10, 2015)



One of the panels at NCGE 2015

At the 100th Annual Conference of the National Council for Geography Education in Washington, D.C., ten of the 14 George J. Miller award winners who contributed to the latest volume of Research in Geographic Education, commemorating the anniversary, gave a panel discussion about what they wrote. (Updated September 1, 2015)


early career workshop
Early Career workshop participants

The National Center and Grosvenor Center hosted an Early Career workshop June 24-25 for a six early careers in geography education. They were involved in an extension project of a current NSF research grant as to how geospatial content and skills can be integrated into pre-service teacher training courses in social studies classes. For two days, they worked intensively adding content, technology and pedagogic enrichment to four units. (Updated June 25, 2015)


On May 13th, the Grosvenor Center and National Center held a strategy meeting at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment with various STEM researchers and partners from Texas State to develop a large-scale teaching and learning program targeting STEM disciplines. The workshop brought together researchers from science education, math education, technology education, engineering education, & geography education. (updated May 27, 2015)


The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education hosted its 16th Annual Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture this spring. The lecturer was Mr. Jesse Luxton(updated April 2015)


The National Center for Research in Geography Education along with the Department of Geography hosted four delegates from East China Normal University on February 2 to talk about partnerships and future collaboration projects between the two universities. (updated February 2015)


The National Center for Research in Geography Education hosted a two day meeting with out-of-state NGS Alliance Coordinators to discuss their role in two of the Center's current major NSF grant projects. These projects are GeoProgressions and the DRK-12 RAPID grant. (updated January 2015)

American Association of Geographers Annual Conference March 2016

Geography: Teaching with the Stars Workshop in Abilene, TX - October 2015

George J. Miller Award Winners at the NCGE Research in Geographic Education Panel - August 1, 2015

Early Career Workshop June 24-25, 2015

Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture Photos - April 2, 2015

East China Normal University Visit - February 2, 2015

NCRGE Meeting - January 4-5, 2015