The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CUNY CREST Institute (BGCCCI) is a collaboration between Bronx Community College and CUNY Remote Sensing Earth System (CREST) Institute. BGCCCI is a unit under the Office of Academic Affairs. Geospatial technology is an emerging technology that involves location-based analysis of geographical data. The geographical data is acquired from different sources like sensors mounted on platforms such as satellites and aircraft. This technology has applications essential to most aspects of daily modern life. As a result, geospatial technologies have been growing at an exponential rate, leading to a high demand for skilled technicians. According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the geospatial industry is facing critical shortages of labor skilled in the field.
Over the years affiliated faculty, students, interns, research associates and collaborators have engaged in designing new geospatial courses, cutting-edge research, delivery of workshops and seminars. These activities have led to scholarship, internships, workforce skills and increased students retention at the college. As a result over the years, BGCCCI has grown in stature and reputation as a leading intellectual hub in the region. Due to the pioneering contributions of BGCCCI and service to the region, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) have recently awarded major grants to sustain its growth and excellence.
The mission of the BGCCCI is to educate, train and prepare BCC students to enter the workforce or pursue advanced studies in geospatial technology. BGCCCI seeks to achieve this goal by engaging in the following activities:
Dr. Sunil Bhaskaran (Founding Director)
807, Meister Hall, Bronx Community College – CUNY, 2155, University Avenue, Bronx, New York – 10453,
NSF-ATE – Pathways to Geospatial Technology and Careers
GEOSPATIAL CENTER – COORDINATOR
Zahira Munawar [Zahira.Munawar@yorkmail.cuny.edu]
Geospatial Computing Center
Location: Meister Hall [ME], Room 330