Please join us for Portland’s 4th Annual GIS Day event at the Lucky Lab in NW!
This year, we’ll have three awesome short talks by Gina Clemmer of New Urban Research, Michael Schindel of The Nature Conservancy, and Cy Smith of the State of Oregon. We’ll also have plenty of time for socializing, refreshments, and team geo-trivia with prizes.
This event is co-organized by PCC, OR-URISA, and Metro, and provides a great opportunity for professionals and students to get together and share their love of all things geo. Our generous sponsors this year include PCC, the OR-URISA Young Professionals, the PSU ASPRS Student Chapter, i-Ten Associates, Outlier, Esri, and the Society for Conservation GIS.
PS - a call for speakers: For the first time this year, Metro will also be hosting a daytime educational GIS Day event for local high school students. If you’re interested in sharing your passion for GIS with this young audience, please contact Matthew Hampton (email@example.com).
Calling all students:
Design it, build it and pitch it - all in one weekend!
Portland Community College is looking for students to be part of its first-ever Hackathon. Teams of like-minded makers can join together to design and build innovative products using some of the newest technology available.
These creative developers and entrepreneurs will have access to tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, Intel microcomputers, Autodesk software, soldering equipment, and even sewing machines. Best of all, mentors from the business and education worlds will be there to help with ideas and give encouragement.
The Hackathon takes place over a three-day time period at PCC Sylvania, beginning Friday, February 27 and ending Sunday, March 1. No experience is required, but registration is limited to 50 students on a first come-first served basis.
On the final day, teams can showcase their accomplishments to professionals in the industry. Prizes, including tablets, microcomputers and gift cards will be awarded to top top winners. Individual prizes will also be raffled.
The PCC Hackathon is supported in part by Autodesk, Intel and PCC Sylvania's Maker Space. Hours are Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Food and beverages are provided.
Students can register at http://goo.gl/forms/tohtlQwMPh
Opportunities with International Student Volunteers - Info Session at PCC-Sylvania on 11/14/14 @ 10:30amRead Now
If you are interested in becoming a member of the ASPRS, please download the current student membership application form here. The Columbia River Region (CRR) subsidy remains 50%, so student membership is only $25. Detailed instructions are on the form.
Upcoming ASPRS items of student interest:
and here are some ways to stay connected:
A hands-on experience with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) using hand-held GPS units to collect and integrate spatial and non-spatial data within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) framework.
A. Collect, process, and create geographic data using a GPS unit
B. Acquire, import, edit and export digital data
C. Create maps to visualize, interpret and present geographic data
D. Apply GPS technologies and concepts to real world spatial questions
This summer PCC has a unique opportunity to partner with Metro for a class project and students who participate will have the chance to create a pedestrian audit adjacent to PCC southeast center based on best practices from CDC, safe routes to school, and spatial research. This audit will provide student based information on how good the 82nd/Division area is to safely walk from campus to key destinations.
This class project will contribute directly to the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project a community-based effort to bring a new regional transit investment to Southeast Portland, East Portland and Gresham that can be built in five to seven years.
Class runs June 23rd thru August 13th 2014
Class Time: Monday/Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Class Location: SE Center
Class prerequisites: GEO 265 WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores
Download course flyer here.
Although this is not a new course, it hasn't been offered in a number of years at PCC - Here are the details:
GEOG 250: Geography of Africa (CRN 16198)
Where: Portland Community college, Sylvania campus
When: Winter 2014, T/TH from 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the World. It has rich history, vivid cultures and societies. It has greatly contributed to world civilization by providing the world's most valuable minerals and natural resources, as well as human resources to contribute in the economic development of the modern Europe and North America. Yet, Africa has been misunderstood and most misrepresented continent in the world. It has long been shown in the media as a place of crisis. It is a region of the world often known for civil wars, AIDS/HIV, diseases, corruption, starvation, and environmental destruction.
Africa offers us to study the complex relationship between environment and society. This course is an introduction to the geography of Africa. In this course, we will study the current physical and human conditions in Africa and our area of focus will be mostly Africa south of the Sahara. We will examine the problems facing contemporary African societies. We will explore why Africa has became a place of such deep contrasts between crisis and hope. The course will help you to search below the stereotypes of One Africa without hope, but it will deepen your understanding of its multi-faceted continent.
Focus on Contemporary China: Lectures and Performance
Monday, October 21
PCC Southeast Center
9:30 -- 11:30 Two lectures by Xudong Zhang, Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University. Community Hall (Admin. Building)
12:15 -- 1:15 Music performance on and discussion of the erhu, a traditional Chinese string instrument, by Tsun-Hui Hung, U of Cincinnati. Mt. Tabor Hall.
1:15 -- 3:15 Lecture by Christopher McNally, Assoc. Professor of Political Economy, Chaminade University. Community Hall (Admin. Building)
Click HERE for complete details.
All events are open to the public.
This workshop is sponsored by PCC and a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is co-presented with the Asian Studies Development Program of the East-West Center.