September 16, 2018

Great Opportunity for Undergraduates at Marshall!!

Marshall University is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards for Spring 2019. The award provides students an opportunity to pursue original creative work, scholarship or research, under the mentorship of a full-time faculty member during the spring semester of 2019. A $1,750 stipend will be awarded to the student and a $750 is also provided for the participating faculty mentor. Fourteen awards will be made.

Eligibility requirements:

•Applicants must be juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0

•Applicants must be enrolled at Marshall University for at least 12 hours during the semester in which the project is funded

•Applicants must have a letter of support and sponsorship from a full-time faculty member who is willing to serve as mentor for the project

The student’s project can involve research, design, development, field study, creative work or performance. The project should require a total commitment of 150 hours of the student’s time (i.e., 10 hours per week) over the semester.  The project will be structured so that the student can produce creative or scholarly output (e.g. a presentation, publication, exhibit, or performance) at the end of the award period.

Complete applications must be received by 5:00 on October 25th, 2018, so please consult with a geography faculty member if you are interested in submitting an application.

Map Design Competition

The 46th CaGIS Annual Map Design Competition for maps created or published during 2018 is now accepting applications!

Each student award consists of a cash prize ($500) and a copy of Avenza MAPublisher. Student mapmakers in a certificate, diploma, or degree program (bachelor, masters, doctorate) must have produced their entries with student facilities as part of an accredited course. Student entries must be verified via the instructor. Winning entries will be displayed at a number of national and international professional functions and will then become part of the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress. Digital images of winning entries will also be provided (with permission) to educators and teachers as examples of excellent map design for their students.

Student Categories:

Arthur Robinson Award for Best Printed Map: A map or map series designed specifically for print media.

David Woodward Award for Best Electronic Map: A map or series of related maps designed specifically for electronic media (i.e., DVD, the Web, or a mobile app).

Submit your entry by January 31, 2019. (All submissions must be received by this date.)

Please complete and print the a submission. Include the completed form with one, full-size, print copy of your map or map product and mail to Daniel Cole at the Smithsonian Institution. Use the appropriate address depending on the service you are using to mailing your map.

Submission Directions:

Please email a digital copy, or link to your digital map, to the following address:

Mail a print copy of your map or map product to Daniel Cole.

For entries mailed through UPS & FedEx:  Daniel Cole CaGIS Map Competition Smithsonian Institution, IT Office, MRC 136, 1000 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20560

For entries mailed through USPS or International Post: Daniel Cole CaGIS Map Competition Smithsonian Institution, IT Office, MRC 136, P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012

Job Opportunities

GIS Analyst I/II, Fairfax Water, Fairfax, Virginia

Environmental Solutions Analyst, RES, Richmond, VA

GIS Analyst, KEYW Corporation, McLean, VA

GIS Specialist III, BHI Energy, Columbus, OH

GIS Technician, Brighstar Media Organization, Youngstown, OH

Junior GIS Analyst, Yoh Company, Columbus, OH

GIS Field Technician, SAM LLC., Mansfield, OH

GIS Field Technician, SAM LLC., Zanesville, OH

GIS Field Technician, SAM LLC., Medina, OH

GIS Field Technician, SAM LLC., Toledo, OH

GIS Field Technician, SAM LLC., Lorain, OH

GIS Field Technician, SAM LLC., Circleville, OH

GIS Field Technician, SAM LLC., Columbus, OH

GIS Field Technician II, SAM LLC, Columbus, OH

ArcGIS Analyst, ESRI, Charlotte, NC

Planning Intern, STV, Morrisville, NC

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


The Geography Department