A series of representatives will be coming to PCC Rock Creek Campus to present specific information about their institutions. This is not just a recruitment speech, but a chance to prepare and ask questions about what to expect from the University and what happens when you arrive to study.
Below are the dates/schools planned for this term:
Rock Creek Campus Bldg 2, Rm 124
10/21 George Fox
10/28 Pacific U
11/4 U of O
The Port of Portland has an opening for a 12-month internship working with the environmental staff to support efforts assessing the current state of spatial data used to meet environmental business requirements.
Seeking a student intern to work between 16-24 hours/week during the school year, and 40 hours/week during breaks. Hours are flexible.
Click here to download the full announcement for the GIS/Environmental Intern opportunity with the Port of Portland.
Urban Forestry InternshipRead Now
The City of Hillsboro Planning Department is recruiting college students to inventory Hillsboro’s street tree canopy this fall. The inventory will help lay the foundation for an Urban Forestry Management Program.
This project involves cataloguing the location, condition, size, and species of trees growing in Hillsboro’s public right-of-way. Interns will be trained to use ArcGIS-based tree inventory software loaded on handheld computers. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience with urban forestry, tree biology, ArcGIS technology, and geography. Candidates must be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and passionate about advancing an urban forestry project through rigorous field work.
This unpaid internship running from October 12th through November 19th is two weekdays per week from 8am-12pm. Compensation includes a free Tri-Met Transit Pass. The part-time nature of this internship and close proximity to a Tri-Met MAX Station accommodate busy academic schedules. Click here for an a detailed description of the Urban Forestry Internship. All resumes must be received by Tuesday October 6, 2009.
ESRI Student Eval Copy FAQ\'sRead Now
If you are preparing to download ESRI's ArcView student evaluation software, please read through their website, which includes instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.
The Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership is looking for a GIS volunteer that might be looking to gain some practical experience, or for a project that would fulfill a class requirement.
Here are some project details:
We are looking to do some very basic hydrologic modeling at one of our habitat restoration sights, which would inform vegetation plantings, placement of large wood in streams, as well as other efforts. The project would involve relating Columbia River discharge curves to some gauge elevation data that we have on site (this portion of the project is largely done), and then further extrapolating over the entire site using topo survey data, and from these results creating some basic maps to show inundation depth and duration. The project site is roughly 200 acres. All of the required data is in our possession, so it would basically setting up a basic model to calculate the inundations throughout the site (based solely on elevation), and then creating some maps to display results.
There will be some assistance by staff, but there is not one staff person who is devoted to this project. The timeframe is somewhat short - it is something that needs to be completed sometime around October/November.
If you are interested, contact Keith Marcoe, GIS and Data Management Corrdinator, Marcoe@lcrep.org
Top 5 Benefits of GISRead Now
From the blog, GIS & Science, this is a good overview of how GIS can help organizations, governments, and businesses in a variety of ways.
Follow the link or click here: http://gisandscience.com/2009/09/14/top-five-benefits-of-gis/
This is a full-time position located in Central Oregon. To see the full job description and application details, download the full announcement here.
AAG Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards in Geographic ScienceRead Now
The AAG Marble fund for Geographic Science is accepting applications for the 2010 Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards. The awards recognize excellence in academic performance by undergraduate students from the United States and Canada who are putting forth a strong effort to bridge geographic science and computer science as well as to encourage other students to embark upon similar programs. Each of the Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards consists of a cash prize of $700, a $200 credit for books published by the ESRI Press, and a certificate of recognition. Priority consideration is given to any of the awardees who may be interested in participating in ESRI's summer internship program. Marble- Boyle awardees will also be eligible to compete for an additional research fellowship award that is being offered by the MicroGIS foundation for Spatial Analysis (MfSA), which includes access to research facilities and all transportation and housing costs for up to four months of work in Lausanne, Switzerland. Information on eligibility, application guidelines, and prior awardees is available at www.aag.org/grantsawards/marble_boyle.htm. Digital submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org are due by October 15, 2009.
GIS ACADEMY 2009Read Now
What: GIS ACADEMY 2009
Who: King County, WA
Where: Seattle, WA
When: October 5-9
YOU HAVE THE TOOLS: You've worked with ArcGIS and you have access to good data, but now you need to really deliver...It's time to refine your techniques: Spend a week with skilled King County GIS Center practitioners and learn how to get the most out of your GIS software and data. Our instructors will share their knowledge and help build your skills in a small-class-size, hands-on environment. GIS ACADEMY is not just a collection of classes, but an integrated work-problem-based curriculum designed to help you develop your ability while you apply your skills to a week-long class project. By Friday, you will have gone well beyond the basics, with new confidence to tackle more challenging assignments with enhanced productivity.
GIS ACADEMY CLASSES (http://tinyurl.com/oqdsvt) GIS ACADEMY makes it easy to take advantage of KCGIS custom training by packaging these eight GIS Training Express classes in an intense week-long event:
* Staying Current with GIS: Beyond the Basics (half day)
* Essentials of SQL for Advanced GIS (half day)
* Unleash the Power of Business Tables: A Case Study with Assessor Data (half day)
* Topics in Advanced GIS Editing (1 day,)
* Effective Analysis: A Tour of GIS Tools (half day)
* Efficient Geoprocessing Using Model Builder (1 day)
* Document Your Data: Mastering Metadata (half day)
* Putting It All Together: A Project Workshop to Visualize Your Data (half day) In addition, on Friday afternoon the instructors will be staffing a drop-in clinic where Academy attendees will be able to receive one-on-one consultation and coaching.
COST: ONLY $995 FOR A FULL WEEK OF HAND-ON TRAINING!
Registration: Fill out our Registration form: http://tinyurl.com/r482ex MORE INFORMATION (www.kingcounty.gov/gis/training) To find out more, contact Cheryl Wilder, King County GIS Center Training Coordinator, via e-mail or by phone at 206-263-5220.
For those of you in GIS classes who do are not familiar with Microsoft Excel or Access, here is a resource for you:
PCC is partnering with the Northwest eTutoring Consortium to provide free online professional tutoring to all for-credit PCC students. Subjects include:
Online tutoring starts September 21st!
Where do I go to access online tutoring?
The easy to remember web address is: http://www.pcc.edu/tutoring.
From this page you can click on the "Online Tutoring" link on the right side of the page.
If you would like to bookmark the login page for eTutoring the URL is:
Check out the FAQ for more information and a link to a short video tour: