Weekly News

October 22, 2018

The spring 2019 schedule has been released and here is the list of the exciting courses that we are offering:

GEO100 Human Geography
GEO101 Physical Geography
GEO110 Basic GIS
GEO112 Smartphone GPS
GEO222 Global Environmental Issues
GEO230 Meteorology
GEO300 Methods in Geography
GEO305 US and Canada
GEO317 World Regional Geography
GEO350 Severe Storms and Natural Hazards
GEO4/526 Principles of GIS
GEO4/531 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
GEO4/540 Spatial Statistics and GIS
GEO490 Internship
GEO498 Senior Capstone I
GEO499 Senior Capstone II
GEO616 Geographical Research
GEO620 Problems in Environmental Geography
GEO679 Applied Projects
GEO690 Internship

Also, the call for submissions to the 46th CaGIS Annual Map Design Competition for maps created or published during 2018 is now circulating.

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.

There are no fees for student entries and the student award consists of a cash prize ($500) and a copy of Avenza MAPublisher. There are two categories that you can enter: the Arthur Robinson Award for Best Printed Map (a map or map series designed specifically for print media), and the 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. Complete an application form and submit it with one full-size print copy of your map or map product and mail it to Daniel Cole at the Smithsonian Institution. Use the appropriate address depending on the service you are using to mailing your map (see below):

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

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

For digital submissions, email a digital copy, or link to your digital map, to the following address: coled@si.edu.

Any questions, please address them to Daniel Cole at the Smithsonian Institution: coled@si.edu

Job Opportunities

GIS Planning Analyst, New Tech Global Staffing, Morgantown, WV

GIS Technician, National Computing Group, Akron, OH

GIS Specialist, Wade Tream, Cleveland, OH

GIS Analyst I, City of Durham, Durham, NC

GIS Technician, City of Richmond, Richmond, VA

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

Sincerely,

The Geography Department

 

October 9, 2018

Getting Ready for SEDAAG (Travel forms, GeoBowl, Fieldtrips)

If you are a student who will be attending SEDAAG, you need to submit your student travel form to Marshall’s Travel Office 45 days prior to departure…that means, now! Here is a link to the form: https://www.marshall.edu/travel/student-travel-form/

Also, have you heard about the World Geography Bowl? This is a ‘quiz bowl’ style team competition where all the questions are geographically oriented.  Think Jeopardy, but with teams of six players instead of everyone competing alone, and the category is always “world geography”.  Each state in the division is invited to send a team to represent it in the competition. There are several state teams in the process of forming.  If you are interested in playing, email me so I can get you registered.

Finally, there are several field trips planned – some are self guided and others will be guided. The preliminary info might help in making your travel plans.  Here’s the rough agenda:

Saturday 2PM Hike the Appalachian Trail along the balds at Roan Mountain, Limited to 20 participants, cost $20, duration ~4 hrs. (Leaders: Andrew Joyner and Wil Tollefson)

 

Sunday 7AM “long” run along the Tweetsie Trail 10 mile out-and-back from Carnegie Hotel or 6 mile out-and-back from the Tweetsie Trailhead. No limit. No cost. BYO water. (Leader: Ingrid Luffman)

Sunday PM “Floods and brews” Guided walk of downtown Johnson City flood mitigation installations, citizen science project, and local microbrews. No charge, but participants wanting to sample microbrews need to bring their own money. Limited to about 30 participants. Time TBD. (Leaders: Will Tollefson and Ingrid Luffman)

Monday 6AM “short” run along the Brush Creek greenway from Carnegie Hotel to Founders Park and possibly King Commons (2-3 miles). No limit. No cost. BYO water. (Leader: Ingrid Luffman)

Job Opportunities

Science & Technology Interns, Global Science & Technology, Inc., Fairmont, WV

GIS/GPS Analyst, EMH&T, Columbus, OH

GIS Analyst, Rose International Inc., Columbus, OH

Locating Technician, Blood Hound, Cincinnati, OH

GIS Technician II, EBA Engineering, Inc., Prince George’s County, MD

GIS Specialist, EBA Engineering, Inc., Prince George’s County, MD

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

Sincerely,

The Geography Department

September 24, 2018

Another Success Story from a Geography Alumni

 This week we heard from Michael, an MA graduate from the department, who recently landed a full time GIS position in Oregon. He wrote to Dr. Leonard the following message:

 “As you may remember, my wife is a travel nurse and we have been traveling the U.S since I graduated two years ago. Our journey has now ended in Oregon, as I was offered a GIS Analyst/Manager position with one of the Portland metro cities. In addition, my wife has accepted a nurse management position in one of the dialysis clinics here. God is great!

 I was one of 53 applicants, 3 of which, along with myself, made it to a second round interview. God and my Master’s degree from Marshall landed me the position. In the past two years I have had my resume on indeed.com and turned down many GIS job offers for logistical reasons (us traveling). Many of the interviews I have done have been concerned about the ability to create file geodatabases, feature classes, edit metadata, ArcGIS online, create and publish maps for the app Collector, and Storymaps. Of course this is in addition to basic ArcMap skills.

 There are a lot of GIS jobs out there. Some of the cities that offered me jobs were in Atlanta, Houston, Corpus Christi, Phoenix, and Portland Metro (which I accepted). If someone doesn’t mind to move, Portland, Atlanta, and Houston have many GIS positions. However, many positions in Houston want one to have GIS knowledge in pipeline and/or utilities.

 One final thought, in addition to a high gpa, internships are a must.

 Thanks again Dr. Leonard for an incredible education”.

 We hope that you find Michael’s story inspirational and useful. He provides a unique insight in what it took to land a job (i.e. location flexibility, experience, perseverance, education, and good fortune). All essential components!

 Thank you Michael for reaching-out, and we look forward to your continued success.

Job Opportunities

GIS Intern, AmeriCorps, Middlesboro, KY

Environmental Specialist II, Bridgeport, WV

Assistant Planner, WSP, Raleigh, NC

GIS Analyst, MDU Resources, Bismarck, ND

GIS Technician II, WBI Energy, Glendive, MT

GIS Technician, Randstad, Greensburg, PA

GIS Technician, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, OH

GIS Professional, Jacobs, Cincinnati, OH

GIS Technician, Randstad, Cincinnati, OH

GIS Analyst, Risk Mitigation Consulting, Inc., Arlington, VA

Geospatial Analyst, Syntelligent Analytic Solutions, LLC, Springfield, VA

Environmental Intern, HNTB, Arlington, VA

Regional Analyst, Radiant Solutions, Springfield, VA

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

Sincerely,

The Geography Department

 

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: coled@si.edu.

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.

Sincerely,

The Geography Department

September 8, 2018

Academic Conferences

As mentioned in the first Geo News Brief of fall 2018, there are two geography conferences within reasonable driving distance (about 3 hours) from campus. Two graduate students have expressed interest in attending SEDAAG which will take place in Johnson City, TN from November 18-19. Faculty from the department will be in attendance, so if you have any questions, or would like further information, please reach out to any faculty member.

Also, the largest geography conference is taking place in Washington DC in April, 2019. This is another great opportunity to network, learn, and find academic and work opportunities. To give a brief of overview of who attends the conference, the American Association of Geographers has provided the following info-graph based on last year’s meeting. As you can see, almost ‘half’ of the attendees were students, so take advantage and join students from all over the U.S. and the world.

 

 

 

 

 ​Academic Opportunities

 Funded Graduate Assistantship at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is accepting applications for a funded graduate student position to join a research project on urban agriculture in Argentina. The student will assist Dr. Colleen Hammelman in implementing this qualitative research project (potentially including a research trip to the region during summer 2019) which investigates conflicts over land for growing spaces in environmentally-focused cities. The student will have the opportunity to co-author journal articles and conference presentations as well as complete an individual project to meet graduation requirements. The ideal candidate will be curious about human-environment interactions and social justice in urban environments, self-motivated, and team-oriented. A successful candidate will have a background in geography, urban planning, international relations, or a related field. Preferred skills include: community-based research and a working knowledge of Spanish. The Geography PhD program generally requires a Master’s degree prior to admission. Exceptional students applying for the MA in Geography program may also be considered for this assistantship. Funding is guaranteed for 1.5 years (depending on start date) via a research assistantship for this specific project, with additional years of funding expected through departmental teaching and/or research assistantships. The position will also support relevant conference travel and the student will be nominated for the University’s Graduate Assistant Support Program (GASP) to offset tuition fees. The preferred start date for this position is January 2019 (although August 2019 applicants may also be considered).

 Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (including a statement of interest in the position, relevant education and experiences) and CV to Dr. Colleen Hammelman at colleen.hammelman@uncc.edu. Interested applicants should contact me directly before applying to the graduate school.

Paper Competition

The Remote Sensing Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Students Honors Paper Competition. Students from all academic levels are invited to submit original research papers on all topics that advances the field of remote sensing and GIS. Students selected as finalists will be placed in a special paper session at the Annual Meeting to be held April 3-April 7, 2019 in Washington, DC.

We encourage papers on innovative remote sensing and GIS methods, concepts, theories as well as applications. Research must have been completed within the past academic year as part of the applicant’s undergraduate or graduate studies and can include thesis/dissertation topics. The applicant must still be a student at the time of presentation. While papers may include co-authors, the applicant must be primarily responsible for the research presented.

October 25, 2019-deadline for submitting extended abstract (different than the regular AAG abstract, instructions below).

January 27, 2019-deadline for submitting the full completed paper.

Extended Abstract Guidelines

The extended abstract will be used to determine up to 10 competition finalists. Please follow the guidelines below when preparing extended abstracts:

Title, author(s) names, and contact information of the author(s)

400-800 words in length

Summarize the primary objective, methodology, results, and conclusions of the study

Include references and citations. Words used in reference list do not count toward the word count for the extended abstract.

Include an additional single page of 1-2 figures, if necessary

Submit abstract as a Microsoft Word document

Paper Guidelines and Structures

Selected finalists will be required to submit one digital copy of their completed papers in Microsoft Word format, which must be prepared in accordance with the format of the PE&RS Journal. Manuscript guidelines for PE&RS can be found on the ASPRS website (www.asprs.org/pears-submissions-policy-and-guidelines/… The length of the papers MUST NOT EXCEED 27 pages including tables and figures. There will be strict enforcement of the page limit and formatting requirements of the papers (i.e. double spaced text, 1.25″ margins and 11/12-point font). The deadline for completed paper submission is January 27, 2019.

Students who are interested should electronically submit the following to the RSSG Student Co-Director Qiuyan Yu (qiuyanyu@mail.usf.edu)

Job Opportunities

GIS Analyst, National Computing Group, Greensburg, PA

GIS Technician, Synectics Inc., Greensburg, PA

Support Specialist, Ecolane, Wayne, PA

Marketing Internship, Esri, Vienna, VA

Geospatial Analyst, General Dynamics Information Technology-Military, Springfield, VA

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

Sincerely,

The Geography Department

September 2, 2018

Student & Alumni News

This week we were informed of the passing of Shawn Ross, a geography major in the department who was well liked by the faculty and will be missed dearly. Shawn passed away at his home earlier this month. You can read his obituary in the Herald-Dispatch.

We also received an update from Brian O’Keefe and his active job search. Brian has been landing multiple interviews in the region and outside. This is very encouraging news as it demonstrates that Marshall Geography students are attractive in the job market. Keep -up the good work, Brian!

Joseph Fitzwater, a Marshall Geography alumni was recently hired by WOWK TV 13 in Charleston, WV as their weekend meteorologist. According to the WOWK TV 13 website “Joe first worked professionally in meteorology as an intern at 13 News during the summer of 2014 under the guidance of meteorologists Spencer Adkins, Bryan Hughes, and James Hopkins. In May 2016, he joined 13 News full-time as an assignment editor to experience the full scope on how the news business works. In March 2018, Joe was promoted to producer. He then joined the StormTracker 13 team a few months later, in June”.

Congratulations to Joe!  The department is very proud of you and will be tuning-in on the weekends.

Graduate Research Assistantship – The Geography Department at the University of Alabama

The Department of Geography at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is accepting applications for a fully funded Graduate Research Assistantship at the doctoral (preferred) or masters level beginning in spring 2019 or Fall 2019. This position will be in direct support of a project “Anticipatory Interdiction of Narco-Trafficking Networks”. Recently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this project will study how U.S. counterdrug efforts designed to disrupt Central American cocaine trafficking networks influence citizen security in the region and in the U.S.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until December 15, 2018 for Spring admission, and March 15th, 2019 for Fall admission.

Qualified students will have expertise in some or all of the following: GIS and spatial analysis, operations research and optimization modeling, agent-based modeling, spatial statistical modeling, network analysis, or similar computational approaches. Previous experience and proficiency with programming with Matlab, Python, or R is desirable.

The position carries a full tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance. Additional funding for conference presentations will also be provided. Interested students should first contact Dr. Nicholas Magliocca (nrmagliocca@ua.edu) with a statement of interest, an unofficial transcript, and GRE scores to assess competitiveness and topical fit with the project.

Job Opportunities

GIS Analyst, Western Land Services, Southwest PA

GIS Analyst, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

GIS Technician, JobFuel, Cincinnati, OH

Transportation Planner Intern, VHB, Raleigh, NC

Geospatial Analyst, ProCleared LLC, Springfield, VA

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

Sincerely,

The Geography Department

August 27, 2018

Welcome Back!

 Welcome to another exciting academic year! Hopefully you had a restful and productive summer break, which by the way, it is not too late to submit your pictures and stories of the places you visited.

 As some of you may know, this is a weekly publication intended to provide brief updates on department activities, student accomplishments, opportunities- both, academic and employment, and updates on alumni. Therefore, we urge to send information to the department regarding any of these topics. We will be happy to share them with the geography community.

 As a quick reminder, there are two conferences taking place this fall semester not too far from campus, and we highly encourage our students to consider attending. The Applied Geography Conference will take place in Kent, OH from October 31st to November 2nd, and the SEDAAG meeting will be in Johnson City, TN from November 17 to 19. These are great conferences to attend to share your work with fellow geographers, attend talks and workshops, meet student and faculty from other geography departments, network with potential collaborators and employers, and of-course to travel and explore a different part of the country.

 ​Job Opportunities

 GIS Technician I, Engstrom Inc., Parkersburg, WV

Entry Level GIS Technician I, National Computing Group, Parkersburg, WV

GIS Application Developer, Computer Aid Inc., Harrisburg, PA

GIS Technician, ReNuke Services, Cincinnati, OH

GIS Technician, HKA Enterprises, Cincinnati, OH

Interdisciplinary GIS Specialist, Winchester, KY

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

Sincerely,

 

The Geography Department

May 9, 2018

Closing the Year on a High Note

There are plenty of great news this week as we bring the year to a close:

1) The department had 8 students graduate this semester, plus another 4 obtained GIS certificates. Congratulations to all in this major achievement!

Master’s:

Nick Adkins – MS

Alan Edwards – MA

Bob Wojcieszak – MA

Jacob Wolfe – MA

2018 MA Graduates- Alan Edwards (left) and Jacob Wolfe

Bachelor’s

Brian O’Keefe – BS

Keith Zeigler – BS

Michael Andry – BS

Kara Scott – BA

 

GIS certificate undergrad:

Madison Birchfield

 

GIS certificate grad level:

Todd Cooper

Jason Smith

Katelyn Amspacher

2) The department also handed-out The Dr. Sam E. Clagg Scholarship. Every year the Geography faculty selects an outstanding undergraduate geography major, and in some instances, we have the same recipient. The award is based primarily on academic performance but other factors such as participation in the Geography Club or Gamma Theta Upsilon honorary society may also be considered when deemed appropriate by the geography faculty. The scholarship winner receives a tuition waiver, certificate of recognition, recognition during the Honors College Convocation, and/or a modest cash stipend, when possible. Here are the 2018-2019 recipients:

Ann Lockard, Aaron Murphy, and Tristan Poston

Ann Lockard & Dr. Leonard    Tristan Poston & Dr. Leonard

3) The provost approved the MA Geography program for online instruction starting in fall 2018. Students admitted into the program will be able to complete the program completely through distance learning. A shout-out to Dr. Leonard for spear-heading this process and to the department faculty for developing courses over the years to reach this milestone.

4) Dr. Córdoba was notified last week by the faculty senate to be one of the recipients for the 2018 summer research awards for his project titled “The Evolution of Cuba’s air transport network; A graph theoretic approach 1967-2017”. The research seeks to evaluate the impact of Cuba’s lack of connectivity with the U.S. air transport network.

The News Brief will resume in fall 2018, but as always, do not forget to send us updates on your career and personal life- the department always want to hear from current students and alumni. Finally, do not forget to send us any pictures that you happened to take this summer as you trot your local neighborhood or the globe. Have a restful and productive summer!

Job Opportunities

Human Geographer Research Apprentice, Leidos, Springfield, VA

Environment Data Specialist, Virginia State Government, Richmond, VA

GIS Analyst, American Water, McMurray, PA

GIS Analyst, American Water, Scranton, PA

GIS Analyst, The CRS Group, Baltimore, MD

GIS Technologist II, Duke Energy, Charlotte, NC

ArcGIS and ESRI Analyst, eBusiness Solutions, Inc., Columbus, OH

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

Sincerely,

The Geography Department

April 25, 2018

Student Achievement

Please join us in congratulating the following students for their successful presentation of their capstone geography projects during the COLA Conference on Friday, April 20th:

Kara ScottOthering of Others: Japan’s Struggle to Improve Immigration.

Shannon SpencerIs There a Universal Benchmark to Evaluate Habitat Quality in Coalfield Streams?

Brian O’Keefe The Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Poverty and Population Size.

Keith ZeiglerThe Expansion and Spatial Distribution of Internet Connectivity in Africa.

Jerome LarcherDoes Interntet Access Impact Migration?

Mike AndryThe Impact of Weather on the Ridership of Chicago’s Rail Transit System.

All students were guided and supervised by Dr. Walz throughout the 2017-2018 academic cycle.

Also, on Wednesday April 18th Nicholas Adkins successfully defended his master’s thesis The Influence of Northern Hemisphere Teleconnections on the Geography of Pacific Tropical Cyclone Genesis. His thesis was guided and supervised by Dr. Law and used statistical and spatial analysis methods to test the influence of six Northern Hemisphere teleconnection patterns on the latitude and longitude components of tropical cyclogenesis occurring in the eastern and western North Pacific Ocean basins for the period 1979-2016.

Job Opportunities

GIS/Policy Intern – City of Durham, Durham, NC

GIS Analyst, Risk Mitigation Consulting, Inc., Arlington, VA

GIS Project Manager, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

GIS Specialist, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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

 Sincerely,

 The Geography Department

April 14, 2018

COLA Conference

The 18th annual conference of the College of Liberal Arts will be taking place on April 19-20. Students will be presenting their research at the Drinko Library over the two-day period. Below you can find the geography students presenting at the conference:

All undergraduates who eventually will have to present before reaching graduation are highly encouraged to attend. Not only will you get to see how the process works, but you can also be there to support your fellow classmates.

Academic Opportunities

Graduate Assistantship at University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Center for Applied GIScience (CAGIS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking graduate students (Master and/or PhD) in the domain of GIScience and computational science. The ideal candidates, starting from Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, should have strong interest or experience in big spatial data, GIS-based programming, high-performance geocomputation, and CyberGIS.

Candidates will be working as research assistants to support the Center’s research projects. For Ph.D. and Master program information, refer to the following links:

geoearth.uncc.edu/phd-programs

geoearth.uncc.edu/masters-programs/masters-geography

If you are interested, please send CV, letter of interest, and contact information of three referees to Dr. Wenwu Tang (WenwuTang@uncc.edu; Phone: 1-704-687-5988).

Job Opportunities

GIS Analyst, VHB, Raleigh, NC

GIS Mapping Specialist, Randstad, Charlotte, NC

GIS Analyst Intern, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA

Geospatial Analyst, Bluehawk, Springfield, VA

GIS Aide Summer Position, Fairfax Water, Fairfax, VA

Cartographer, Enterprise Integration Corporation, Northern Virginia, VA

Environmental Data Analyst, Terraphase Engineering Inc., Conshohocken, PA

GIS Analyst, System One Services, Warrendale, PA

GIS Database Administrator, CACI International, Fort Campbell, KY

GIS Analyst, T&M Associates, Dublin, OH

GIS Technician, Bartech Group, Cincinnati, OH

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

Sincerely,

The Geography Department