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2014 NASA LARSS Program Summer Deadline EXTENDED to February 5, 2014

Applications are being accepted for the 2014 NASA LARSS Program summer session. Recruitment is ongoing for the 10-week summer session with an extended deadline of February 5, 2014. The 10 week period is 6/2 – 8/08/2014 . The URL is http://www.nianet.org/larss. The LARSS program is a partnership between NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium as a sub-award to the NIA.

The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program is a paid, Center-unique, and highly competitive research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) held onsite at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Special project areas such as business, education, photography, history, finance, accounting and other areas are also accepted for consideration.

Eligibiity Requirements:
• US citizenship
• Full-time student status at an accredited US college or university
• 3.0/4.0 GPA scale
• Rising college junior and above

Female students and under-represented minorities, college students with disabilities, military veterans, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

****Note: There is a Bridge option through the rising college sophomore level if the student has at least a 3.5 GPA and previous NASA Program experience.****

Internship Stipend for 10 weeks full-time participants:
• $6000 Stipend for graduate students
• $5000 Stipend for rising college juniors and seniors
• $4000 Stipend for Rising freshmen and sophomores

Other Information and Requirements:
• Technical Paper
• Presentation via poster session or oral briefing
• Evaluation
• Lectures and Seminars
• Tours
• Networking Events
Housing and Transportation:
Housing and transportation are the sole responsibility of the student. The staff will be happy to provide options to choose from including a program housing option where students are assigned roommates to a corporate apartment and the rent costs are shared. This arrangement assists in peer networking and transportation.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Internship (summer 2014; )

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2014 Internship POSITION TITLE GIS Intern
4 Position
LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT 12 weeks
STIPEND $125 per week + dorm housing included

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
GIS interns needed beginning June 2014 and lasting for 12 weeks for assistance with GIS data creation data management, and technology transfer. Duties will include using ArcGIS Desktop software and Trimble GPS Equipment to create and manage new GIS data layers; Coordinating with park staff to organize existing spatial data and create and document procedures for updating geo-spatial datasets; Use of GIS to support GIS and database development in the following areas: Wildlife Management, Cultural Resources, Fisheries and Water Quality, Inventory and Monitoring, Climate, Remote Sensing; Developing base-mapping programs for the continued collection and analysis of monitoring data.
Must be able to hike in mountainous terrain in hot humid or inclement weather conditions carrying a daypack or backpack and other field equipment. Good fitting hiking boots and rainwear are important personal items to have prior to arrival. Stinging insects, poison ivy, slippery footing, and venomous snakes are known field hazards. Work schedule is 4/ten hour days 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, M-T

SKILLS NEEDED:
Some education or experience in geographic information systems (GIS), computer cartography a must, specifically experience using ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap/ArcCatalog). Experience with geodatabase formats is a plus, as is understanding of geodatabase tables. Applicant should have the ability to write and follow detailed technical information documents and be self-motivated and flexible. Valid state vehicle operator’s license desired.
Documentation Required:
Access to government computers requires the following: ability to pass Federal Computer Security Background Investigation; must be able and willing to complete background check application and return via registered mail; must provide own transportation and expense for purpose of obtaining a DOI Employee Identification Card.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application materials must be received by February 15th, 2014. Send resume, 3 references, and copy of transcripts to:
Thomas Colson, GIS Program Manager
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
1316 Cherokee Orchard Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
thomas_colson@nps.gov

2014-2015 STEM Scholarship

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GIS is a STEM field (if you are studying GIS, you are eligible to compete for a scholarship!).

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.
Goals:
Encouraging students engaged in associate degree programs who are preparing for careers in technology fields essential to America’s industrial and technological competitiveness, particularly those with aerospace relevance.
Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females and students with disabilities in aeronautics, space and high-technology fields.
Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Eligibility:
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be currently enrolled full-time in a Virginia Community College and have completed at least one semester of coursework (minimum of 12 credit hours) at time of application
Must be majoring in a STEM program of study
Must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Must expect to graduate by May, 2015 or later

Application due NLT 17 Mar 2014.  Info at:  http://www.vsgc.odu.edu