Mason Graduate Students! Make plans to attend Graduate Research Connections – GRADReCon – on November 6, 2015. A variety of experts are offering drop in research and productivity sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find out how to write a literature review; manage large projects; manage data; find funding; get published; keep current in your field; use research tools such as Zotero, GIS, Omeka – and – MORE! Check the GRADReCon schedule of sessions, times and locations. GRADReCon is also a good day to schedule a research appointment with your subject librarian, too! Join us on November 6 – discover what you need to succeed!
GRADReCon is a joint project of Mason’s Graduate Student Life Office, University Libraries, Writing Center, Learning Support Services, and the Graduate Fellowship Office.
Upcoming workshop at Fenwick on Python and WebGIS. AND DID WE MENTION THAT THEY ARE FREE!!!! These courses are thought by one of our PhD Students and he’s been doing this for a while now. You should definitely attend these if you got some time. RSVP while there is still space available.
Using Python for ArcGIS – Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (http://gmu.libcal.com/event/2204727)
Introduction to Web Mapping Technologies – Thursday, October 22, 2015 (http://gmu.libcal.com/event/2204728)
Please join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Exploratory Hall, Room 3301 from 9:30am – 10:30am for Dr. Sven Fuhrmann’s Tenure Presentation:
Dr. Sven Fuhrmann, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University
August 2015 was the official start of the International Map Year, a worldwide recognition of maps, mapping products and their roles and uses. While on one hand the history and achievements of mapping products are being celebrated; the International Map Year also encourages exploring new challenges and opportunities to further develop spatial visualization techniques and products. Dr. Fuhrmann has been a member of geovisualization developments for the past 15 years and significantly shaped cartography and geovisualization research. His presentation reflects on past geovisualization challenges and achievements and highlights his current and future research. Dr. Fuhrmann will outline three aspects of his geovisualization work: a) usability and usefulness of true 3d display environments for time critical tasks and decision making, b) recent developments in social media and geovisualization, and c) geovisualization-based spatial learning and thinking. The presentation will close !
in the spirit of the current International Map Year: as an open invitation to join interdisciplinary cartographic innovation research, and thus collaboratively shape geovisualization.
Dr. Sven Fuhrmann is an Associate Professor of Geovisualization and Geoinformation Science at the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in geoinformatics from the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Germany in 2002. Dr. Fuhrmann has over 15 years of experience in GIScience and Geovisualization, bridging cutting-edge research developments in the United States and Europe. He is an established member in national and international commissions that are concerned with developing geospatial research agendas and novel research strategies. His research interests include geovisualization and human-computer interaction, social media and cartography, geovisualization-based spatial learning and thinking, and art in cartography.
Faculty/Staff vs Students
The students took home to the trophy from our first soccer game. Who will take it home this time? Will the GGS Faculty and Staff redeem themselves or will students keep the coveted title? Come find out on Sunday, October 11th at 3:30 pm. Join the game or cheer your team on, there will be food!
The Second Sino-US Short Term Advance Management Training Program on “Technology and Management of National Geographic Conditions Census and Monitoring”
The Center of Intelligent Spatial Computing for Water/Energy Science and Department of Geography and GeoInformation Sciences successfully hosted the Second Sino-US Short Term Advance Management Training Program on “Technology and Management of National Geographic Conditions Census and Monitoring”. The program was held from September 7th to September 10th 2015 at George Mason University’s (GMU) Fairfax campus. The National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and GeoInformation of China organized 25 director generals and executive managers from national or provincial bureaus of surveying and mapping, and related agencies. Dr. David Berrigan, Program Director of NIH/NCI, Dr. Steve Lowe, Director of Enterprise Geospatial Management Office (EGMO) of USDA, Mrs. Rita Rowand, Office Chief of the Office of Global and International Strategies of GMU, Dr. Anthony Stefanidis, Chair of the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS), Dr. Terry Idol, Executive Director of the Interoperability Program of OGC, and NSF spatiotemporal innovaiton center director Dr. Chaowei Yang were invited to introduce a variety of topics from Mason global strategy, Mason Geospatial programs, Health and GIS, Agriculture and GIS, Geospatial Interoperability, and Cloud Computing. GMU Vice President for Global Strategy, Dr. Solon Simmons, Dean of College of Science (COS), Dr. Peggy Agouris and the leader of the delegation group, Mr. Zheng Wang, remarked at the closing ceremony.
We are glad to announce that our graduate student Ron Mahabir is the recipient of a 2015 USGIF Doctoral Scholarship
The Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) Group at the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division (CSED) is looking for post-B.S. and higher interns to support spatial research initiatives with special emphasis in spatio-temporal population and social dynamics modeling and simulation. The work will include data collection, input, quality assurance, multi-resolution data analysis and fusion, and verification and validation. There will also be opportunity in the development and implementation of novel population distribution and dynamics models to include temporal, demographic and cultural characterizations. Opportunities for publications and presentations of research in professional journals and to the scientific community will be available and we strongly encourage participation. Appointments typically range from three months to one year subject to renewal upon availability and job performance.
Education, Experience, and Skills Required:
Bachelor or Masters in geography, demography, geospatial science or a closely related discipline with exposure to working with digital spatial data and imagery.
Experience with GIS principles and analytical techniques, data management, and visualization.
Experience with commercial GIS (ESRI products including ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS) is required.
Excellent communication (oral and writing), organization, and decision-making skills. Strong interpersonal skills and working effectively as a team member are essential.
Contact person: Contact Ashton Brannon firstname.lastname@example.org, for any technical questions.
How to apply: This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postdoctoral and Post-Master’s Research Associates Program and is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). This appointment is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.
All positions will be posted for a minimum of five business days.
For more information on career opportunities, please visit https://jobs.ornl.gov
ORNL is a multi-program research facility managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy. ORNL is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse atmosphere