Tuesday, 31 January 2012

ISPRS Travel Grant

The ISPRS Foundation and the Australian Organizing Committee offer a travel grant for the ISPRS Congress to be held between Aug 25 and Sept 1, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. The deadline is Feb 28, 2012, and all applications should be sent directly to the congress director, Cliff Ogleby, isprs2012 at icms dot com dot au. Application forms and general details can be found at http://www.isprs.org/foundation/.

Paid Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Iowa

Are you interested in hands-on Hyperspectral Imaging (HI) experience and learning how to work with interdisciplinary teams? Here is an opportunity.

The GeoTREE Center (www.geotree.uni.edu) at the University of Northern Iowa received a NSF REU award to introduce young scientists to a highly interdisciplinary research environment with fundamental and applied research in hyperspectral imaging (HI). HI is widely used in various disciplines such as Earth Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Forestry, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geographic Information Science (GISc), and more. If you interested, application and more information is available online at http://www.geotree.uni.edu/REU/

Summer Stipend: $4,000 for eight weeks (May 21-July 13, 2012). In addition, the program will cover the cost of housing, a meal plan, lab supplies, and up to $750 for follow up activities.

Contact: Ramanathan Sugumaran, sugu at uni dot edu

Thursday, 19 January 2012

NASA DEVELOP Program now accepting summer and fall applications

Are you a looking for hands-on remote sensing experience and an opportunity to grow professionally? Would you enjoy the chance to work with NASA using remote sensing to study important environmental issues that affect policy and management decision-making? Do you enjoy working in small teams to tackle tough technical challenges? If the answer to any of those questions is “yes,” then you may be a competitive candidate for a paid internship with NASA’s DEVELOP National Program. DEVELOP is a NASA Applied Sciences Program training and development internship where students utilize NASA and partner agency satellite data to conduct applied Earth Science research. Mentored by scientists from NASA and partner agencies, students conduct research projects that demonstrate to community leaders the application and importance of NASA science measurements and predictions in addressing policy issues. Typical internships last from eight to ten weeks. DEVELOP offices are located at several NASA facilities as well as regional and academic office locations across the United States. The NASA center locations are based at Langley Research Center (Virginia), Goddard Space Flight Center (Maryland), Marshall Space Flight Center (Alabama), Stennis Space Center (Mississippi), Ames Research Center (California), and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (California). The regional and academic offices are located at the Fort Collins Science Center (Colorado), Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Illinois), Mobile County Health Department (Alabama), Wise County and City of Norton Clerk of Court’s Office (Virginia), and Saint Louis University (Missouri). There is also an international team located at Monterrey Tech University in Monterrey, Mexico.

In order to apply to one of the DEVELOP centers at a NASA location, you must be a U.S. citizen, but U.S. citizenship is not an eligibility requirement at the regional or academic office locations. In order to apply for a DEVELOP internship, you must be a current high school, college, or graduate school student; possess at least a 3.0 GPA (cumulative or most recent semester); be at least 16 years of age; and have reliable transportation to and from the DEVELOP location. Internship stipends vary based upon current education level and classification in school. To learn more about the program, view abstracts of recent projects, or download a mail-in application, please visit http://develop.larc.nasa.gov.

Important Dates:

Summer 2012 Internship
Application Deadline: January 30th
Internship dates: June 4, 2012 through August 10, 2012
*A second start date will be June 18, 2012 (for an 8-week internship) for quarter system and high school students.

Fall 2012 Internship
Application Deadline: July 23rd
Internship dates: September 10, 2012 through November 16, 2012

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

2012 Annual Conference is coming soon!

Deadline to apply for a Student Assistant position at the 2012 ASPRS Annual Conference is coming up! Complimentary hotel stay, complimentary conference registration, and $100 stipend at the end of the conference, plus more in exchange for 15 hours of work at the conference! Deadline to apply is January 20th!