The 2016 Loudoun County GIS Forum will be held this year on Tuesday, May 10th at the AOL campus. More info to follow!
The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting for the summer 2016 term. This is a 10-week paid contracting position open for current students, recent college graduates, and career transitioning professionals including veterans of the Armed Forces. Although the term is only 10 weeks, there are many opportunities to advance through the program to year-long contracts.
This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Our projects focus on addressing local and international community concerns while utilizing NASA’s Earth observations. Participants work in teams, with guidance from NASA and partner science advisors, to demonstrate to partner organizations how NASA remote sensing imagery can be used in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns. DEVELOP’s projects are interdisciplinary in nature, so applications are welcome from all academic backgrounds.
Details about the internship and how to apply can be found at http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. The summer online application deadline is February 12th. The summer program dates are June 6 – August 12, 2016. This program has three terms: spring, summer, and fall — the term dates and application windows are updated on the “Apply” page of the DEVELOP website. In addition to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, there are many other locations across the United States that you can find on the “About” page.
Responsibilities will include: literature review, data processing and analysis, and composing deliverables including a technical paper, poster, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial and more competitive, are not required for acceptance.
Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20-35 hours per week for the summer term. Paid positions are funded as consultants using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location.
Join our Land-Lake Ecology Team This Summer!
Paid NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
at the Lake Erie Center, The University of Toledo, OH
$5000 Stipend, 9 weeks, June 1 – July 29
plus paid dorm, roundtrip transportation & research expenses
• Fun, Exciting, Meaningful Field & Lab Research
• Build the skills for your dream career
• Fields: Environmental Sciences, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geography, GIS
• Develop life-long connections with top scientists,faculty, engineers, grad students & agencies
• Study and help combat environmental problems:
o Harmful Algal Blooms
o Water Quality
• Invasive Species
• Climate Change
• Use & Apply Top Technology: Sensor networks, water quality, environmental DNA, next-gen sequencing, Geographic Information Systems, ROVs, drones, etc.
• Field trips: canoeing, lake sampling, wetlands
• Social: Cedar Point, Mudhens, trampoline park, concert
• Rising college Juniors & Seniors preferred (rising Sophomores ok)
• Must be U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
Apply by Friday, Feb 26 by clicking here:
GIS through Coursera-scroll down to see all of their options including “Geospatial and Environmental Analysis” which will be offered in June.