Welcome to the Geography Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Geography Department's Digital Bulletin Board! Here we'll post about events, fundraisers, panels, and gatherings from across campus. Check back frequently to see if there's anything that appeals to your interests!   … [Read more...]

IDIS 300P: Covid-19 in Context

This is a 3-credit course that is open to all students, including incoming first years. It will take place online this summer, but will appear on the fall course list. There is no cost for taking this course! Read about it, and register, on this page. It is team-taught by many different faculty and will feature viewpoints from multiple disciplines. Friends, family and community members may also join in! … [Read more...]

Cultural History Fellow at Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve

A new fellowship program has just been started at Bull Run Mountains NAP, and the application is open; we’d love to have GIS/Geography or MSGA students apply! https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/270748/Virginia-Outdoors-Foundation/Fellow This is our first round with this fellowship and we are hoping to start with some preliminary research into some of the families within the Bull Run Mountains and their associated homestead sites. I think that there are some pretty enticing research/subject matter opportunities that our prospective fellow could pursue that might be of interest to some cultural geographers (…such as looking into aspects/characteristics of the surrounding landscape and how/if it affected the socio-economic disparity and marginalization of most of the families within the mountains … and ideas beyond that!). … [Read more...]

Esri’s Federal Users Conference – what it is & why you should go next year!

Last week, 10 UMW students (graduate and undergraduate) attended Esri's Federal UC in Washington DC. Some gave presentations; some worked as student assistants. I asked them to help me write up some information about the meeting, including advice about who should attend, why, and what to expect. This is an annual event and if you are looking to work in the GIS field, you should go! Read this to find out more!  About the Esri Fed UC … [Read more...]

USGIF Scholarship Program

Follow this link: USGIG Scholarship Program to find out more about how to apply for these scholarship opportunities. … [Read more...]

Geography Club Interest Meeting!

The Geography Club is having a meeting on Wednesday Jan 22, at 4:00 pm in Monroe 319, to plan for Spring 2020! Everyone is welcome! … [Read more...]

Paid Internship Opportunities with NASA

I am writing to inform you about 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals. NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA's Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at twelve locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. Locations local to UMW include Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, and Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other … [Read more...]

Entry level GIS position in Nelson County, VA

Information Systems Specialist 20200103  Open now, to begin as soon as possible! Nelson County is seeking a qualified candidate to join the Information Systems Department as a full-time Information Systems Specialist focusing on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The GIS Specialist assists with data collection, entry, and mapping activities in order to maintain accurate GIS data for the County, performs specialized technical work in preparation and maintenance of maps and related tasks within the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and works to advance GIS solutions to meet department needs. Applications are available online at http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/departments/human-resources … [Read more...]

Spring 2020 Internship in NYC

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Scholarship Opportunity from NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the country. For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit our web sites: · Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship: ww.noaa.gov/eppscholarship o   Application Deadline:  January 31, 2020 · Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship: www.noaa.gov/hollings o   Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 Eligibility Requirements: · US Citizen · 3.0 GPA (Hollings) or … [Read more...]

PEC Fellowship Program

The Piedmont Environmental Council is one of the most effective community-based environmental groups in the country. We work in nine-counties bordering Shenandoah National Park, from Loudoun to Albemarle, on a range of issues including land and water conservation, land-use policy to create high-quality communities, strengthening rural economies, restoring wildlife habitat, improving people's access to nature, and more. PEC Fellowship Program: Twelve students are selected for, as we say, a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend seven weeks in the Piedmont while studying with seasoned professionals in land conservation, planning, agriculture, historic preservation, mapping, and more. It's much more than an internship -- for the first five weeks, the program combines classroom discussion, field trips, and hands-on activities to give participants a comprehensive understanding of our work. For the last few weeks, the fellows work on a collaborative practicum, focused on their interests. … [Read more...]