Jane Goodall Broadcast Sept 27

 Jane Goodall to Present Global Leadership Award to Esri

On September 24, 2011, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) will present Esri with the Global Leadership Award in Conservation Science. The award will be part of the program A Conversation with Jane Goodall, which will be held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. The event will feature the famed chimpanzee researcher as she brings to attendees her message of hope. It will include a short solo performance by Grammy®-winning artist Dave Matthews.  For decades, Esri has supported conservation organizations like JGI and has worked closely with JGI for projects such as the protected Gombe National Park in Tanzania. Esri’s global conservation activities include donating software; training hundreds of conservationists; and providing free services, applications, and map products.  This Tuesday September 27, Esri invites you to see Jane Goodall as she appears in a LIVE movie theater event. The broadcast will include never-before-seen footage that was shot over 45 years ago during Jane Goodall’s first years in the African jungle. It will appear on 500 screens in 100 cities. Jane will interact with Dave Matthews, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, the astronauts aboard the international space station and others, and the bio film Jane’s Journey will be shown.
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The Top Five Skills Needed to Have a Successful GIS Career

From Directions Magazine:

The Top Five Skills Needed to Have a Successful GIS Career

Tuesday, September 13th 2011
This article looks at the reasons our editors give for the individual skills that they suggest.
ESRI editors offer their suggestions to those looking to enhance their career in GIS by listing the top five skills they believe those individuals should possess. Editor in Chief Joe Francica and Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg take slightly different approaches to this task and they provide a brief explanation of their top picks here.
From Adena Schutzberg:
-Teach yourself new procedures/workflows/software
-Work in a team
-Act (research/read/learn/explore/contribute) based on your curiosity/responsibility
-Find a/several mentor(s)
-Confidently communicate orally, in writing, in graphic form, in front of an audience, on video, via Twitter, etc.
From Joe Francica
Three Basic Skills

Programmatic skills, Problem solving skills, Spatial thinking skills

Two Advanced Skills
Be an expert in one specific discipline,Communication skills are essential 

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NGA 2012 Summer Internship

NGA Internship: Open Application Period for Summer 2012

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will be accepting internship applications for the summer of 2012, August 1, through October 1, 2011!
NGA interns are considered our workforce of the future!We strive to hire successful students who are enrolled in the internship program. Interns are selected and aligned to specific work roles based on their area of study. During the internship, skills and work ethics are assessed to determine the student’s potential as a future full time employee with NGA. Following are the basic internship requirements for

Minimum Requirements:
* US Citizenship
* 18 yrs or older
* Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university,
working towards a baccalaureate or graduate degree that aligns with an
NGA work role
* Able to obtain a top secret security clearance
* Have and maintain a 3.0 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale
* Commit to at least 10 consecutive weeks of work during summer break

Accepted Majors (List does not include all accepted majors)
* Accounting/Business
* Aeronautical Science
* Computer Science
* Imagery Science
* International Affairs
* National Security and Intelligence Security
* Political Science
* Physical Science

ASPRS Scholarship Applications




 MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th 2011

 All applications for scholarships and awards must be received at ASPRS headquarters by MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th 2011 due to the early conference date.

The ASPRS Annual Conference will be held in Sacramento, California,

March 19-23, 2012


 A complete description of the awards offered and an application (in PDF format) can be obtained at the ASPRS web site at http://www.asprs.org/Awards-and-Scholarships/

 For more information on the ASPRS Awards and Scholarships Program, contact scholarships@asprs.org

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National Geographic Student Map Competitions

National Geographic is pleased to announce its continued support of student mapping and cartography through a number of awards for 2012. Please find attached a poster advertising 3 different student map competitions open to undergraduate and graduate students. Full details of the awards can be found on the National Geographic Awards site, here: http://www.natgeomaps.com/mapawards.html

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Community College STEM Scholarship Program

2012-13 Community College STEM Scholarship Program

The Community College STEM Scholarship provides a one-year, non-renewable award of $2,000 for students enrolled full time (12 credit hours or more) at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges.  Students must be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and be interested in pursuing a career that supports NASA’s mission including careers in the aerospace sector.

Students must apply during their freshman year of community college enrollment for an award that will begin in the sophomore year. The number of awards is contingent on available funding. This is a competitive scholarship program based on academic merit funded by NASA and the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizing high academic achievement and promise. Students that continue their education and transfer to a VSGC member university are encouraged to apply to the Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship program in their junior or senior year.

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ASPRS Student Assistantship Program

Attention all student members of ASPRS!

 ASPRS Student Assistantship Program

 If you are a student at an accredited college or university, ASPRS invites you to attend and assist with the Pecora 18 Symposium

November 13-17, 2011, in Herndon, Virginia

 Application deadline: September 23, 2011.

Student Assistants will be notified by September 30, 2011.


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