The SPACE program exists to achieve systemic change within undergraduate education in the social sciences, with extension to the environmental sciences. Our approach is based on the value of spatial thinking, and associated technologies (geographic information systems and tools for spatial analysis), as the basis for greater integration among the social science disciplines, greater motivation for students, greater relevance to societal problems, greater integration of technology into undergraduate instruction, and greater employment prospects for graduates. Please download the informative brochure 372kb about the SPACE program and distribute it to others who may be interested in promoting spatial analytic thinking in the social sciences.
The SPACE program is managed through a consortium consisting of the University of California, Santa Barbara; The Ohio State University; and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science. SPACE is funded under the National Science Foundation's program for Course, Curriculum & Laboratory Improvement - National Dissemination (CCLI-ND). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in material on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).