GMU Transfer Fair

WHAT:  The George Mason University (GMU) Transfer Fair

WHEN:  Wednesday, 10/3       11:30 a.m.-12:45 noon

WHERE:  NOVA Loudoun

WHO:  Open to All Students


Information Presentation in LW 116

 12:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Academic Browsing Fair In LW Lobby

 Meet Department Representatives

Social Sciences    Engineering; Computer Science   College of Visual/Performing Arts (Art, Music, Dance, and More)   Science (Biology, and more)    Smithsonian Conservation Studies     Education (Elementary, Secondary, Special Education)

GOL 135 Building Stones of the National Mall

The Geology Department is offering a 1 credit hour class on October 20 (October 21 rain date) from 9am until 6pm touring “over 20 national Mall sites, considering the geologic history of the DC region, and the rocks used to construct the federal buildings and monuments located there.”  You can access information about this class through NOVA’s website.  You can also ask the instructor, Dr. Rasmussen, questions via email: or by phone (703) 323-2139.  Class space is limited.

From Directions Magazine Webinar: Geospatial Job Market

Today’s Geospatial Job Market
Join us on September 13th  
Do you wonder if you are optimally positioned in your career? This webinar is designed for GIS professionals, and those looking at entering the field, who have career-related questions. During this webinar, we will cover:

  • The overall size of the job market for geospatial professionals
  •  Hot job categories and geographic locations
  • Current salary trends
  • Training resources
  • Career management resources
  • Recruiting trends

Speakers include:

  • Rich Serby, President, GeoSearch
  • Mike Smith, Director of Recruiting, GeoEye
  • Eric Pimpler, GISP, President, Geospatial Training Services and My GIS Career
  • Alissa Bicker, ArcGIS Desktop Training Program Manager, Geospatial Training Services and GIS career coach, MyGISCareer

Who should attend

This webinar will cover a wide spectrum of potential interests, including those of students, mid-career professionals and job changers. 

Register Now

Most GeoSpatial Webinars qualify for GISCI EDU-3 points. Contact after the webinar if you need an attendance certificate.

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Thursday, September 13th
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Register now


System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh-based attendees
Required: Mac OS X 10.5 or newer


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2012 NACIS Student Mapping Competitions

There is still time to enter the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) 2012 Student Poster Competition and the 2012 Student Dynamic Map Competition.  To register, visit

  • Deadline is September 14th, 2012
  • The work must have been completed during the 2011-12 academic year. You do not need to be a student presently, but you must have been a student in an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program in North America when you completed the work.
  • To ease space restrictions, please keep posters under 36″ x 48″
  • Attendance at the meeting is not required, but is strongly encouraged. You are responsible for ensuring your poster is at the meeting on time.
  • Meeting attendees will vote on the entrants. The winner will receive a prize of $500. A runner-up will receive an honorable mention award. Other non-cash awards may be given out at the discretion of the Student Poster Competition Chair.
  • Please contact Daniel Huffman ( with any questions.