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...]

GIS Intern II- Emergency Management, Henrico, VA

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, August 10, 2020.  GIS Intern II Henrico GIS Intern II - Emergency Management: This is a challenging hands-on internship for a student who will work within our Division of Fire, Office of Emergency Management and Workplace Safety performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the use of GIS while working on solutions to real-world problems, including, but not limited to disaster scenarios, incident response, community recovery & mitigation. This is a fall internship for current college students who are a sophomore level or above. This internship is for academic credit. The selected student must be eligible to earn academic credit through their program and provide the requirements of such. Henrico County offers a variety of challenging hands-on internships performing a variety of responsible asks relevant to the assigned department. Internships may be available in many departments. For more information on the operations … [Read more...]

GIS TECHNICIAN- Town of Colonial Beach

https://colonialbeachva.net/documents/gis-technician/ The Town of Colonial Beach, Virginia is currently hiring a GIS Technician. Technician is tasked with creating, updating, and maintaining geographic information system (GIS) datasets, maps and related files for the Town of Colonial Beach. Position provides technical assistance and support to users regarding data maintenance procedures and GIS software support. … [Read more...]

Mapping and Analyzing the Spread and Intervention of COVID-19

Drs. Dawn Bowen and Ping Yin spoke about mapping and analyzing the spread and intervention of Covid-19 during the Covid-19 in Context course on June 29. You can see and hear the presentation here! … [Read more...]

StartUpUMW: A student entrepreneur internship opportunity 

Do you have a business idea? Ever thought about starting a business? Apply online to join StartUpUMW - a student entrepreneur program and academic internship opportunity. In StartUpUMW, you will network with local business owners and learn how to start and manage a company from local Business Consultants. Check out the website for more information and to apply: www.umw.edu/startupumw … [Read more...]

GIS Specialist position

GIS Specialist with Parsons: position open June 25 Location: Bowling Green, VA | US Job #: R111200 https://jobs.parsons.com/job/11127330/gis-specialist-bowling-green-va/ … [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...]