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
We typically bring in students in their junior and senior years, and they work side-by-side with other analyst and scientists. The students receive a full clearance before starting their internship, which allows them the same levels of access and abilities as those they are working with. Many interns are offered full-time employment after graduation, either at NGA or in another part of the community and because they were cleared as an intern, there is no delay in starting employment upon graduation. More information on the program is found here: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/StudentOpp/Pages/default.aspx. Please note this is open now for 2016 (31 August – 10 Oct).
Full Time Employment. For students in their senior year and thinking about post-graduation employment, we also have full-time positions. To see a full list of these positions, please consult this page: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Pages/default.aspx. While many scientific position aren’t listed on this page today, many of your students might find some of the analyst roles (imagery or geospatial) of interest. I also understand we are planning a few hiring events in the fall, so the students should keep their eyes open for these; as I find out more details, I’ll make sure I send them out to you as well.
For those that aren’t familiar with NGA, I recommend reading the “About” section of our home page: https://www.nga.mil/About/Pages/Default.aspx. Your students can also learn about the various work roles at this link: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/WorkRoles/Pages/default.aspx. Most of the engineering and geospatial science students that would come to work for Analysis, where I work, are going to be interested in the GEOINT Analysts or Imagery Scientists roles.
Research Participation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Project # EPA-ORD/NERL-ERD-2015-10
Building Decision Support Tools Characterizing Harmful Cyanobacterial Algal Blooms
A research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development/National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). The appointment will be served with the Ecosystems Research Division (ERD) in Athens, Georgia.
ERD conducts laboratory, modeling and field research to assess chemical and non-chemical stressors. It promotes sustainable ecosystem health and informs decisions that support environmental protection by applying the best biological, chemical and geophysical science as the foundation for ecosystem exposure research. ERD conducts field and laboratory process investigations, and links these to modeling studies to address concerns related to the fate and transport of chemical contaminants and the environmental impacts of physical stressors.
The goal of this project is to support the environmental management and public use of U.S. lakes and estuaries by providing the capability of detecting and quantifying algal blooms and related water quality using satellite data records.
The participant will be involved in the following research activities:
• Acting as a member of an agile software development team to design, implement, and maintain/enhance an Android mobile application disseminating occurrences of HABs to Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) program stakeholders.
• Implementing the IT infrastructure that supports the applications, web page development, and/or cloud server maintenance. Developing a range of agile programming skills as a coder contributing to EPA science models, databases, and web applications. Activities could include computer programming (Python, web scripting languages, and/or R).
Applicants have received a doctoral or master’s degree in computer science , applied math, applied physics, biology, chemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering (biological, chemical, computer, environmental), environmental science, fisheries & wildlife, genetics, geography, geology, mathematics, microbiology, physics, statistics within five years of the desired start date.
The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is preferred (but a candidate also may hold an appropriate visa status; an H1B visa is not appropriate). Guidelines for non-U.S. citizens may be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/immigration.htm.
The appointment will be full-time for 12 months and may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and contingent on the availability of funds. The research participant will receive a monthly stipend. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a participant’s health insurance. Funding may be made available to reimburse the participant’s travel expenses to present the results of his/her research at scientific conferences. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The fellow does not become an EPA employee.
The EPA contact person for this project is Mike Galvin (Galvin.email@example.com).
How to Apply:
An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htm. Please reference Project # EPA-ORD/NERL-ERD-2015-10 when calling or writing for information.
Deadline: November 13, 2015
Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) is pleased to announce the availability of graduate research fellowships for the 2016-2019 academic years (June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2019). The fellowship is open to graduate students at any Virginia academic institution who are engaged in coastal and marine research in any discipline relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan. In addition to supporting the student’s academic expenses, the fellowship will provide additional professional development opportunities throughout its duration, focusing on science communication, science-to-management process, and other Sea Grant activities and mission priorities. VASG advances the resilience and sustainability of Virginia’s coastal and marine ecosystems and the communities that depend upon them. As a broker of scientific information, VASG works with resource managers, businesses, communities, and other stakeholders to provide and apply the best science available. Please see attached announcement for details. This information can also be found at: http://vaseagrant.vims.edu/category/vasg-grf/.
An information session is scheduled at each of VASG’s partner institutions to provide additional details and answer student questions:
· Sept. 18: Old Dominion University
· Sept 24: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
· Sept 28: Virginia Commonwealth University
· Sept 30: Virginia Tech
· Oct 5: George Mason University
· Oct 9: University of Virginia
VASG will also be releasing announcements for the Knauss Marine Policy, NMFS-Sea Grant Population & Ecosystem Dynamics, NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics, and NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship competitions in the fall.
Student Presentation Opportunity at MIT
2015 C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium
Our clean energy future requires innovative policies, tools, and technologies to address the ongoing global issues associated with historical trends in energy use. In its report on a sustainable energy future, the National Science Foundation stated, “a sustainable energy economy values environmental and ecosystem stewardship, as well as clean, equitable, reliable, renewable, safe, secure, and economically viable energy strategies and solutions.”[i]
We invite students from all academic disciplines to bring their creativity to help shape the future of clean energy. C3E organizers are delighted to offer all young scholars an opportunity to showcase their work and experience in research, service, and/or education in the energy system.
Graduate students may apply to compete in a research poster competition. Finalists will be invited to present in person at the symposium where attendees will vote to select First, Second and Third place winners (with prizes of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 respectively). This competition is sponsored by Cummins Inc.
Undergraduate students may apply to present a three-minute lightning presentation at the symposium. Selected presenters will be invited to attend the full day-and-a-half symposium.
The C3E Symposium: The goal of the symposium is to provide women in clean energy with a range of perspectives, analysis, and data on clean energy challenges and opportunities. It also provides a unique forum for networking. It is our hope that it will help build a sustained national and international community of professionals dedicated to advancing the careers and goals of women in clean energy.
The Potomac Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is calling for student posters to present at this year’s GeoTech Conference. GeoTech is a two-day technical conference for geographers, image scientists, and engineers that is hosted by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. The focus of the conference this year is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs.
We are looking for students of all academic levels to contribute their ideas in the spatial sciences in regards to the engineering, data processing, or applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This is a great opportunity for students interested in learning more about UAVs and spatial technologies as students are given full access to the conference to meet with other students and professionals.
This year, GeoTech will be hosted at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 23 and 24, 2015, and will feature a large student presence from many universities in the Potomac/Mid-Atlantic region.
If you are interested in participating in the poster session, please click on the google form here: http://goo.gl/forms/EVO8SVYKbW. If you are interested in participating, but you are unsure about the topic, please submit a form anyway, and we will be in contact with you to help create a great project!
If you do not want to submit a poster, you are welcome to register as a student at a reduced rate. Click here for more information about the two-day conference:http://www.asprspotomac.org/2015geotech/index.html .
We look forward to your application!
*Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (http://bit.ly/1KwYm0m), with a Mason GGS paper at the #1 spot: Yang, C., Raskin, R., Goodchild, M., & Gahegan, M. (2010). Geospatial cyberinfrastructure: past, present and future. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 34(4), 264-277.
* Geojournal (http://bit.ly/1emX2Ri), with a Mason GGS paper at the #2 spot: Stefanidis, A., Crooks, A., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). Harvesting ambient geospatial information from social media feeds. GeoJournal, 78(2), 319-338.
* International Journal of Digital Earth (http://bit.ly/1LXAylf) with a Mason GGS paper at the #2 spot: Yang, C., Goodchild, M., Huang, Q., Nebert, D., Raskin, R., Xu, Y., … & Fay, D. (2011). Spatial cloud computing: how can the geospatial sciences use and help shape cloud computing?. International Journal of Digital Earth, 4(4), 305-329.
* Transactions in GIS (http://bit.ly/1Udvw9Y), with a Mason GGS paper at the #3 spot: Crooks, A., Croitoru, A., Stefanidis, A., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). # Earthquake: Twitter as a distributed sensor system. Transactions in GIS, 17(1), 124-147.
* ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (http://bit.ly/1LGefm6), with a Mason GGS paper at the #3 spot: Jackson, S. P., Mullen, W., Agouris, P., Crooks, A., Croitoru, A., & Stefanidis, A. (2013). Assessing completeness and spatial error of features in volunteered geographic information. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2(2), 507-530.
We are very proud to be a leading force in shaping tomorrow’s geoinformation science!
We are pleased to announce that our Geospatial Intelligence Program is accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).
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