Press Release

April, 2014

What It Means To Be in the GIS and Information Technology Industry

Randallstown 9th Grade Presentation

Scott Springer, a Senior Application Developer within JMT Technology Group, traveled to Randallstown High School in April to provide a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) presentation on what it takes to become an applications developer and GIS pro to ninth-graders.

STEM careers are in high demand, but few young people are informed or motivated to pursue careers in these fields. STEM educational presentations provide an opportunity for students to learn about technology career paths and meet industry professionals.

Scott’s presentation focused on general topics such as “What is Information Technology?” and “What is GIS?” Students were shown how to read various types of maps as well as how GIS affects our everyday lives. The class participated in a Group Map Activity where they applied mapping principles to sports and analyzed what information they could gather from their activity “maps.” Scott also highlighted several JMT Technology Group projects – from the Field Asset Management Application for the DowntownDC BID to the Planning Development and Coordination Application for the Delaware Department of Transportation.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to the Randallstown High School teachers, who invited JMT Technology Group to visit the class and share this valuable information to students.