October 12, 2017

This week we begin with news from the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers (SEDAAG) where Dr. Córdoba was elected to serve as the state representative for West Virginia. He will serve a 2-year term in this position, which begins following the 2017 conference in Starkville, MS.

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7 pm as part of the celebration for National Earth Science Week, an earth science bowl competition will be held on the second floor of the Science Building in room 276. Contestants must register as teams of 3. Members on each team will take their turn fielding questions on a variety of earth science topics. The overall winning team at each level will win a $ 150 gift certificate, and each second place team will win a $ 75 gift certificate. Trophies will also be awarded to each member of the first and second place teams.

Academic Opportunities

The opportunities to participate at the AAG meeting in New Orleans continue to appear. This time we have the Robert Raskin Student Competition sponsored by the AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG). The competition aims to:

·         Promote research in topics related to cyberinfrastructure (CI), such as high performance/distributed computing, spatial data management, processing, mapping, visualization, analysis and mining, spatial web and mobile services etc..

·         Encourage spatial thinking and the development of geospatial CI in colleges and universities.

·         Inspire curiosity about geographic patterns, geo-computing, and CI for students and the broader public.

Submissions will be accepted until February 15th, 2018 and the first place winner will be awarded $500 and a certificate.

We also have a great opportunity for our graduate students (current and former) who are interested in pursuing a PhD. Dr. Bethany Cutts at North Carolina State University is now recruiting PhD students for two positions related to long-term disaster recovery. Students will be working in the following areas: 1) participatory video and engaged environmental justice or 2) geospatial social networks of environmental governance. To learn more, contact Dr. Bethany Cutts bbcutts@ncsu.edu. Accepted students will receive a competitive stipend and tuition waiver.

Job Opportunities

Here are the most recent job opportunities for our recent and soon to be graduates. The majority of these opportunities are entry level, so write a strong cover letter, update your CV, and apply!

Data Analytics Intern-Consumer Bank Marketing, JPMorgan Chase, Columbus, OH

The Wilds Lifetime Ecology Apprenticeship, Society for Conservation Biology, Cumberland, OH

Geomatics Technician, Kucera International, Inc., Willoughby, OH

Gas Technician, Duke Energy, Cincinnati, OH

GIS Specialist, American Water, Dayton, OH

Transit Planner, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, Cambridge, OH

Meteorologist, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, OH

Crime Analyst, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Chief Meteorologist, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Columbus, OH

GIS Specialist III, Experis, Groveport, OH

Environmental Planner, GT Environmental, Westerville, OH

Program Director GIS Solutions, Woolpert, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Should you have any questions about any of these opportunities, do not hesitate to get in contact.

Sincerely,

The Geography Department