WesGIS Interns!

GIS Interns are a group of paid student assistants available to work on faculty projects, help prepare class modules with faculty, and work with community-based service-learning projects outside of a course framework. The Spring 2015 GIS Interns are paired with a professor’s course to assist that professor in preparing GIS-related materials for the course and/or help students with GIS-related methods. Interns are paid and will work an average of 5 hours per week. For a list of current GIS Intern positions or other GIS opportunities on campus, contact kdiver@wesleyan.edu.

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Student GIS opportunity

The Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship reached out to me about a mapping project that she wants to do. Her message:

The project would entail outreach to approximately 30 alumni (I will provide contact info) to survey them about their undergrad experiences (can be done using a form), then creating an online, interactive map to showcase the results of that survey. It’s important that the finished product look sleek and engaging, so ideally I’d want a student with front-end web design abilities. I’d pay the student a stipend and work on whatever timeline they prefer.

If you are interested, please contact Makaela Kingsley directly:

Makaela (Steinberg) Kingsley ’98
Director, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Allbritton 021, Wesleyan University
office 860-685-3836 | cell 860-638-9734

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GIS Intern position in Texas

Audubon Texas will be hiring a GIS intern that will be working out of our Texas City office. If you know of a recent graduate or student still in school, please pass along!  This intern will have the opportunity to learn some very high-level, advanced GIS techniques and will be working with LiDAR Data and spatial modeling.  The position runs from mid-January to mid-October 2015. As it is part time we can be flexible and work around schedules of students currently taking classes.

I’d like to find an applicant with previous GIS experience, but it’s more important to find a responsible individual that can work well with minimal supervision, has a good attitude and a willingness to learn.

The position is part time (up to 27 hours per week) and is paid.  The GIS Intern will be hired to work on a spatial modeling project involving the Texas Coast.  The intern will provide Geographical Information System (GIS) assistance to the Coastal Program Manager, assist with the collection of field data and ground-truthing spatial models and create final maps and GIS products. Major job responsibility will be working on Audubon Texas’ spatial modeling project for assessing rookery island erosion risk along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas. Majority of time will be spent in an office but some field work on rookery islands will be included.

More information (and the link to apply online) can be found at: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2296/coastal-conservation-gis-intern/job

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GISCorps Volunteers needed to assist World Health Organization Ebola Response

The World Health Organization (WHO) has requested the assistance of GISCorps to support their West Africa Ebola response activities. WHO is the United Nations agency responsible for directing, coordinating, and leading health activities within the United Nations system and around the world. For the Ebola crisis, WHO and the UN have established the first-ever UN emergency health mission, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).

This GISCorps recruitment is for five on-site positions:

-Guinea in-country GIS support (http://bit.ly/1vzUF3n)
-Liberia in-country GIS support (http://bit.ly/1vqKk4K)
-Sierra Leone in-country GIS support (http://bit.ly/1A41tFM)
-Ghana  GIS coordination/support at UNMEER office in Accra, Ghana (http://bit.ly/1AEbEBP)
-WHO office (Geneva, Switzerland) GIS support (http://bit.ly/1FZIP3K)

For each of these positions:

*Work is on-site and travel and per diem expenses will be paid.
*Expert knowledge of GIS, ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Online is required.
*The term of duty is 30 days (45 days for Geneva position), with immediate departure preferred, but departure as late as January 15, 2015 acceptable.

Follow the links above for a detailed job description for each position. Refer to our Travel Information document (http://bit.ly/12wMPM7) for more information about the travel required for these assignments.

If you are qualified and interested, send an email to: WHO-Ebola@giscorps.org by Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (by the end of the day – EDT).  In your email please:

*Indicate the positions for which you are applying
*Attach your most recent resume
*Discuss your abilities relative to each position for which you are applying, and
*Indicate your earliest possible travel date.

Thank you in advance,

GISCorps Recruitment Team

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Wesleyan Interactive Campus Map

Wesleyan Campus Mapping Project. The map below is the story map prototype for an intreractive Wesleyan Campus Map created by introductory GIS students (E&ES 324) in collaboration with Wesleyan Facilities and Physical Plant. Student cartographers include DeNeile Cooper, Rebecca Sokol, Chloe Holden, and Katy Thompson. (Click here for the original story map format.)

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GIS student volunteer needed

I am working with a group on a Tongue River watershed conservation project in Sheridan, Wyoming. This is a unique collaborative conservation project to improve the health of rivers and streams within the watershed through easements, restoration and actions like septic system protections and just begs to have a Story Map built for it that could describe and map the range of conservation activities going on and be a place to share progress and mapped data. I would love to find an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial  student volunteer who would be interested in working with me to develop a Story Map for this project. It would make an excellent class project and at the same time help a conservation project in need. If you are interested, please contact me. Holly


Holly Copeland | Landscape Ecologist | The Nature Conservancy | hcopeland@tnc.org

258 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520 | office: 307-335-2129 | cell: 307-438-0323


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EPA releases Climate Change Indicators in the U.S., 3rd edition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the third edition of a report, ‘Climate Change Indicators in the United States.’ The report presents observed data on key measures of our environment, including U.S. and global temperature and precipitation, ocean heat and ocean acidity, sea level, length of growing season, and many others. With 30 indicators that include over 80 maps and graphs showing long-term trends, the report demonstrates that climate change is already affecting our environment and our society.
The third edition of the Indicators report adds additional years of data and four new indicators: Lyme disease, heating and cooling degree days, wildfires, and water level and temperature in the Great Lakes. In addition, the report adds four new features that connect observed data records to local communities and areas of interest, including cherry blossom bloom dates in Washington D.C., timing of ice breakup in two Alaskan rivers, temperature and drought in the Southwest, and land loss along the mid-Atlantic coast.
EPA compiles decades of observed data in cooperation with a range of federal government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and other institutions. The Indicators report focuses on long-term trends for key measures of our environment for which high-quality data exist. Each indicator and the report itself were peer-reviewed by independent experts, and extensive technical documentation accompanies the report.
To order aFREE copy of the report, send a request with your mailing address included to climateindicators@epa.gov   
To find more information about the Climate Change Indicators report, or to download a PDF copy, visit http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/indicators.html
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GIS Service Learning Class in the news

GIS class in news


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Student GIS service learning presentations

GIS presentations 2014

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Happy GIS Day!

Geography Awareness Week is this week and GIS Day is today. Post yourself on the GIS Day story map — #GISDaySelfie.

View the Intro to GIS student GIS Day tables in Usdan 11-12:30.  Attend the Connecticut GIS Day seminars in Beckham Hall 9-2:30.

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