January 21, 2018

Attention geography majors concentrating in physical geography, meteorology or weather broadcasting. The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL is recruiting current freshman but who will be sophomores by fall 2018, for the 2018 summer funded opportunity where you will receive research experience in the area of weather, climate, and society. This opportunity is targeted to students who reside or are at schools in the Southeast.

DEADLINE: Feb 1, 2018. Further information on this opportunity available at: drive.google.com/file/d/…and weathercenter.forest.usf.edu/REU.html

Also, Marshall will host its first THATCamp (The Humanities and Technologies Camp) on Saturday, March 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington, WV (http://marshall2018.thatcamp.org/). THATCamp is a participant-driven meeting (an "unconference") where humanists and technologists from all skill levels, disciplines, and professions come together to:

  • discuss their interests in the digital humanities,
  • share their knowledge of digital tools and their applications to research, teaching, publishing,             ​and archiving,
  • troubleshoot or brainstorm the solution to a problem,
  • receive feedback about ongoing projects, and
  • network among fellow digital humanists.

Sessions will be designed the day of the conference and there is no "call for papers." However, participants may propose a session, workshop, or activity by visiting http://marshall2018.thatcamp.org/propose/. THATCamp is intended to be non-hierarchical and participatory, spontaneous and productive, and accessible and unrestricted: all are welcome.

Registration (free for students, $30 for all others) is open and covers the cost of food and t-shirts. To register, visit http://marshall2018.thatcamp.org/register/. Please contact Dr. Cordoba for additional information regarding the event and logistics.

Academic Opportunities

1) Central Washington University is recruiting students for their Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Graduate Program.

The Geography faculty is seeking quality students that are interested in pursuing research nationally or internationally.  Graduate Assistantship funding available on a competitive basis, and in-State Tuition for students that are residents of 16 Western States and territories.

The mission of the Cultural and Environmental Resource Management (CERM) Program is to professionally prepare students for ethical decision-making and earth stewardship through management, policy development, critical analysis, and evaluation. Since 1983 the CERM Program has offered students an interdisciplinary cultural and natural resource management curriculum drawing primarily from Geography, Anthropology and Economics, as well as electives from related disciplines such as Biology, Geology, History, and Sociology. Cultural resource management focuses on the management of ethnographic and archaeological sites and materials, historic properties, and archives. Natural resource management focuses on the management of land, water, energy, mineral, atmospheric, and biotic resources. Natural and cultural resources intertwine in several ways within socio-political and cultural contexts, including with transportation systems of all modes and scales. Understanding the multiplicity of resource issues is critically important to making sound decisions at all levels.

Job Opportunities

GIS Specialist, Wade Trim Group, Inc., Cleveland, OH

Geospatial Technician III, BAE Systems, Pittsburgh, PA

GIS Technician, City of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Cartographic Analyst, Prescient, McLean, VA

Cartographic Analyst, Leidos Holdings, Springfield, VA

Cartographic Analyst, Syntelligent Analytic Solutions, LLC., Springfield, VA

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


The Geography Department