USGIF 2013 Scholarship Program-Deadline April 19, 2013


In an effort to help further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft, USGIF is dedicated to assist promising students interested in the geospatial sciences with scholarship awards.

USGIF hopes to inspire students who are interested in all that GEOINT has to offer to invest their futures in this incredibly exciting and relevant field of study.

The USGIF Academic Committee this summer selected 25 students for scholarship awards totaling $104,000. This year’s awards bring the total amount of scholarship dollars given out by USGIF to $584,000 since launching the program in 2004.

The Scholarship Program is partially funded by the annual Allder Golf Classic. Named in honor of the late William R. Allder Jr., the Allder Golf Classic raises money for the USGIF Scholarship Program.

Contact the Scholarship Subcommittee:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center DEVELOP Program

Summer  2013 Term Recruitment of Students for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s DEVELOP Program

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s DEVELOP program is looking for several interns to assist with Earth Science research projects during Summer 2013 for a 10 week paid internship, working 30-35 hours a week. The summer 2013 term will start on Monday, June 3, 2013 and end on Friday, August 9, 2013.  Students will work with NASA scientists and partner organizations to learn about the use of NASA remote sensing imagery for use in water resources, disaster management, and ecological forecasting applications to address environmental community concerns.

Requirements: U.S. Citizens. 3.0 GPA minimum. High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students with majors/skills in GIS, Remote Sensing, Cartography, Geography, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Web Programming, Web Development/Design, Database Management, Spatial Statistics, Hydrology, Ecology, Atmospheric Science, and/or Environmental Engineering are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of forest dynamics, fire ecology, satellite image processing, ENVI/IDL, Python, web development, GIS (ArcGIS, qGIS, SAGA) and database management (PostGIS/PostGresql, Geoserver, OpenLayers) are highly desirable.  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 4, 2013 (postmarked).  Interested students please feel free to email or call us with questions. Here is the link to the DEVELOP website:  Students need to click on “Apply”, download application, and choose Summer 2013 term at GSFC in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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GIS ISO Standards Training

From a GIS student:  There is a good ISO training site on the GIS Lounge offering Free GIS ISO 191 series webinars through NOAA.  Some of the plusses are: All materials offered are public domain for educational purposes (just need to register the number of attendees with NOAA for accurate counts). The webinar includes a workbook containing ISO standards for BIO_metadata, MD_Metadata and MI_metadata, a feature catalog and .uml’s (a plus, as the purchasing each student alone is pricey).  The NOAA Webinar hosts are very responsive to ALL questions…installing the webinar link (for the computer challenged).

CommonWealth STEM Industry Internship Program


With an increasing demand for skilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workers in Virginia, the development of efficient pathways between undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees and industry has become an urgent need. With support from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with Virginia’s Regional Technology Councils, and in collaboration with Virginia companies, Virginia colleges, and community colleges, has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links undergraduate STEM students to paid summer internship positions with companies throughout Virginia.

This program offers a one-stop, centralized, online internship application system that provides Virginia’s undergraduate STEM majors the ability to search and apply for STEM-related paid summer internships. This same tool allows participating Virginia-based companies the ability to search a large database of student internship applications for specific skills, experience, educational background, interests and desired work locations to find the best possible candidates for their paid summer internships.

Virginia’s companies will have access to the prescreened internship applications online and can search and sort them by a variety of criteria. Companies can search the database directly or can be assisted by VSGC staff. Companies select students, make offers, and employ interns directly.  

ESRI Meet up: The Year of GIS in the Cloud


Esri MeetUp: The Year of GIS in the Cloud

GovLoop and Esri

Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC


Event Details
Register now to join Esri and GovLoop on Thursday, January 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20004, for refreshments; a chance to connect with GIS and developer professionals from throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area; and an opportunity to learn the use of GIS in the Cloud.

 On one spectrum the federal government has found new and innovative ways of using GIS in the cloud from Hurricane Sandy to collaborating with other agencies. On the other end, the development community is rapidly building new applications that support these services. Come learn about Esri’s cloud platform for government, civic engagement and the business case for developing on top of it.

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