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Nicole M. Minni, GISP - Bio

Associate Policy Scientist (GIS/graphics specialist)

nminni@udel.edu e-mail
302-645-4353 / 302-831-4933 phone/voice-mail
302-645-4332 fax

Room 109 | Pollution Ecology Lab | Hugh R. Sharp Campus
University of Delaware | 700 Pilottown Road | Lewes, Delaware 19958

Education | Research and Professional Interests | Experience | Professional Affiliations | Awards | Teaching | Presentations | Published Work

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GISP (Geographic Information Systems Professional) certification, GIS Certification Institute 2009

Currently enrolled in Parallel Program, University of Delaware, Terry Campus

Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Concentration in Advertising Design and Graphics

go to top of pageResearch and Professional Interests

watersheds, water resources, geographic information systems, GIS use within the K-12 curriculum, planning and the use of GIS within municipalities

go to top of pageExperience

2012 - present*           
Associate Policy Scientist, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

2010 - 2012           
Assistant Policy Scientist, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

1998 - 2010           
Policy Specialist II, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware

1992 - 1998            
Graphics and GIS Specialist, Water Resources Agency for New Castle County, Delaware

1991 - 1992            
Graphic Artist, Water Resources Agency for New Castle County, Delaware

*due to university-wide reclassification

go to top of pageProfessional Affiliations

Delaware Geographic Alliance

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of URISA

The Delaware Geographic Data Committee

GIS Day Committee

GeoEducation in Delaware Subcommittee, Chair (www.mygeoworld.org)

Citizens Technical Advisory Committee, DNREC Source Water Program, Web editor

GIS Conference Committee

Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)

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Delaware Geographic Alliance Pathfinders Award, December 4, 2014.

Second Place, Most Attractive Category, "Geographic Distribution of Delaware Surf Zone Injuries by Patient Home Zip Code 2010-2012," Burlington County GIS Day 2013.

First Place, Professional Map Gallery Category, “A Digital Based Watershed Atlas for Sussex County, Delaware,” Towson University 2009 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

Second Place, Professional Map Gallery Category, “Christina Basin Targeted Watershed Grant BMPs,” Towson University 2008 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

2008 Geographic Community Service Award (see article)

Second place, Professional Map Gallery Category, “Welcome to the UD’s Rain Garden,” Towson University 2007 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

First Place, Professional Map Gallery Category, “What Is Your Watershed Address?,” Towson University 2006 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

First Place, Professional Map Gallery Category, "Municipal Mapping for Livable Delaware," Towson University 2005 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

First Place, Best Cartographic Map, "Bedrock Geologic Map of the Piedmont of Delaware and Adjacent Pennsylvania," Towson University 2000 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.
www.udel.edu/dgs/Publications/pubsonline/geomap10.pdf

First Place, Best Use of Color, "Brandywine Village Revitalization Map," Towson State University 2000 GIS Conference, Baltimore, Md.

Certificate of Appreciation, Delaware Nature Society, for creation of the "State of Delaware National Wetlands Inventory Map" on display at the Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, Del.

Certificate of Appreciation, Food Bank of Delaware for maps showing analysis areas and percent of households in Poverty in Wilmington, Del., 1997

go to top of pageTeaching

UAPP 652, GIS in Public Policy

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“A Digital Based Watershed Atlas for Sussex County, Delaware,” Towson University 2009 GIS Conference, March 2009.

“Module 2: Lesson 3 Animals around the world,” taken from Thinking Spatially Using GIS, Our World GIS Education, ESRI Press, Delaware GIS Day 2008.

“GIS Technologies for Municipalities,” Municipal Clerks Training Program, October 2008.

“Creating a Natural Resource Inventory for your Municipality,” a two hour hands-on GIS class for the Municipal Clerks Training Program, October 2008.

“GIS Exercises for the K-12 Curriculum”, Delaware Council for the Social Studies, October 10, 2008.

“High School Students use GIS & GPS to study how water flows in and around the Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) Campus,”  Delaware GIS Conference, 2008.

“High School Students use GIS & GPS to study how water flows in and around the Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) Campus,”  Towson University GIS Conference, 2008.

“Status of Source Water Assessments,” DNREC’s Citizens Technical and Advisory Committee (CTAC), September 2008.

“What is GPS and GIS?” (a five-hour hands-on workshop: converting GPS points for analyzing in GIS), DelTech Upward Bound Program, July 2006.

“GIS in the K-12 Curriculum: Delaware Initiatives,” Delaware GIS Conference, June 2006.

“Introduction to GIS and Delaware Watersheds” (a two-hour hands-on GIS workshop: investigating Delaware’s watersheds over time), Chesapeake and Delaware Watershed Ecology Workshop for Dr. Bill Hall at the College of Marine Studies, April 2006.

“IPA Services to Delaware Municipalities,” with Andrew Homsey, Towson University GIS (TUGIS) Conference, March 2006.

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“Intensive Summer Course for High School Students: Skills Flow from Water Study Program," in GIS Educator, ESRI, Summer 2009, pp. 4-5.

Water Matters Newsletter, December 2007.

New Castle County Water Resource Protection Area Maps, 2006

"Municipal Mapping for Livable Delaware," map selected for publication in ESRI's State Map Book - Volume 1 (PDF - 2.2MB)

New Castle County Water Resource Protection Area Maps, 2001

Bedrock Geologic Map of the Piedmont of Delaware and Adjacent Pennsylvania, 2000

Red Clay Watershed maps, Red Clay Valley State of the Watershed Report 1998, Red Clay Valley Association (West Chester, Pa.), 1998

Brandywine Valley Watershed maps, State of the Watershed Report, Brandywine Valley, 1997, Brandywine Valley Association (West Chester, Pa.), 1998

Water Resources Agency Annual Reports for the years 1993-1996

New Castle County Water Resource Protection Area Maps, 1993

Northern New Castle County, Water Supply Service Area Map, 1993

Northern New Castle County, Water Supply Interconnection Map, 1993

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