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Conference 2019

October 8-11, 2019

Albert Sarvis

Assistant Professor
Geospatial Technology
Harrisburg University

Albert Sarvis received his B.A. in Geoenvironmental Studies from Shippensburg University in 1991 and M.A. in Geography at Ohio University in 1994. Mr. Sarvis began his teaching experience as a Graduate Assistant at OU teaching Physical Geography and Geospatial Technology labs. Mr. Sarvis has also taught graduate level Geospatial Technology classes at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and undergraduate classes at Harrisburg Area Community College. In 2005 he began working with Harrisburg University as a corporate faculty member helping to develop and teach the Geospatial Technology program before joining the HU staff full time in January 2011.

Prior to becoming a full time professor Mr. Sarvis worked for 16 years in the Geospatial Technology consulting industry spending 11 of those years as a project manager. He obtained his Project Management Professional certification in 2005 and GIS Professional certification in 2007. Mr. Sarvis has presented Geospatial Technology and Project Management at numerous conferences and workshops during his consulting career and maintains a wide range of Geospatial Industry contacts to benefit both the Geospatial Technology and Project Management program content and future student careers.


Cayman Islands Green Iguana Project
9 October 2019 09:45 AM–10:30 AM

Presented with Dr. Christine Proctor & Mr. Frederic Burton

College Educator Workshop: Experiential Learning in STEM
9 October 2019 03:00 PM–04:00 PM

The Experiential Learning in STEM Educators workshop is designed to give an overview of the importance of experiential learning for educators and how it can be applied in the STEM disciplines. As students experience the accelerated changes of our world today related to technology, it is important for educators to understand the value of experiential learning to aid in providing and equipping students with the tools to explore and experience opportunities.

-Presented with Dr. Rebekah Harriger

(D4): Experiential Learning in STEM: Workshop
10 October 2019 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
(F4): Drone Operations and Regulations
10 October 2019 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

This breakout will cover the basics of drone flying and basic programming. We will also discuss the US based regulations on drone usage. I intend to reach out the Cayman Civil Aviation Authority to see if they will join me to discuss the local regulations.