Now Accepting 2021-2022 Mentorship Program Applications
ORURISA Emerging Professionals is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cohort! We will choose 5 mentors (5+ years of experience) and 5 mentees (0-5 years experience) to pair with aligned interests for the 2021-2022 cohort. For more information about the program and details please visit: https://orurisa.org/Mentorship-Program/
Please submit your application for mentor or mentee using the appropriate application links by October 15th, 2021 for consideration for the 2021-2022 Mentorship Program Cohort. Please submit only one application.
Mentor Application (5+ years of experience)
Mentee Application (0-5 years experience)
Announcement of the selected pairs for the 2021-2022 Mentorship Program Cohort will be announced October 22, 2021.
If there are any questions that are not answered from the provided program materials, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's summer program focuses on SDG 14 for Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries, with participants supported to learn ArcGIS storymapping tools to tell compelling data-driven stories about sustainability problems and solutions relating to SDG 14.
Timeline: 10 weeks from early June - mid-August, launching during World Oceans Day, June 8th
How might you use digital storytelling tools to promote sustainability solutions? GET IDEAS BELOW!
By the end of the program, participants will:
Careers of Women in GIS Webinars: (1) How to Discover Your Career Niche, and (2)Finding Your Authentic Voice for GIS, Data and LifeRead Now
This webinar series highlights women in geospatial fields and provides a platform to tell their unique professional growth stories and career paths.
This guided discussion will cover the speaker’s career challenges, current projects, and career growth.
How to Discover Your Career Niche
Monday, March 29 | 11 AM-12 PM PT
Dr. Maria Fadiman
Professor Florida Atlantic University and National Geographic Explorer
In this webinar, two time TEDx speaker and National Geographic Explorer, Dr. Maria Fadiman will discuss the evolution of her career in working with cultural and ecological conservation. Her stories will cover how success is not always a straight path, how to tell your unique story, and how to use your own skills to grow professionally.
In this webinar you will:
Register For This Webinar
Finding Your Authentic Voice for GIS, Data and Life
Tuesday, April 27 | 11 AM-12 PM PT
Helen Thompson, CRE
Group Lead, Content and Applied Analytics at ESRI
In this webinar, you will learn about parallel transitions in life, gender, and GIS. Helen Thompson will talk about the transitions in her life, including gender and societal change, while experiencing the global changes in society, industry, and more recently the increasing awareness of spatial literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this webinar you will:
Register For This Webinar
Join us February 19th for a special live conversation with National Geographic Society about the role of GIS in ocean conservation. Dawn Wright, Esri Chief Scientist +OSU CEAOS courtesy professor and Sandra Turner, National Geographic Certified Educator will be answering your questions! Submit your questions below for a chance to be answered during the livestream.
Sign up for a livestream reminder here: http://ow.ly/u2TR50Dhvsg
Since May 2019 King County’s half-day GIS for Equity & Social Justice workshop has been offered 11 times to more than 250 students.
We have two sessions coming up in October:
The October 14 session is new – added as part of the NWGIS Conference, but open to anyone.
The October 22 session is filling up fast, but there are still seats available.
Click on a date to learn more about the curriculum and specific topics covered.
To read what one past student wrote about the workshop, check out this blog post.
greg babinski,MA, GISP
AGS Ethical GEO Fellow
Are you interested in learning about the cultural significance of trees in French Polynesian archeological sites? What about the shifting patterns of global terrorism? Or perhaps simply discovering possible next steps in your conservation GIS career?
For all of this and more, we invite you to attend the Geospatial Research Symposium on Zoom this Friday, April 3rd, from 12:30 - 3:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time). Join our call at https://cwm.zoom.us/s/563586131 . This event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the William & Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, the GRS is a celebration of geospatial information applied at both the student and professional level, and is free and open to the public.
The detailed schedule and breakdown of presentations is as follows:
12:30 - 1:00 PM Student Presentations
· Bronwynn Terrell, M.Ed. 2020. “GIS Mapping, Sacred Trees, and Archaeological Sites of the 'Opunohu Valley, Mo'orea (French Polynesia)”
· Elizabeth Dowker, Class of 2020 - Archaeology summer research experiences
· Megan Gillen, Class of 2020 - “Modeling landward wetland migration under varying sea-level rise scenarios along the York River, VA”
· Claudia Escue, MA/Ph.D. Candidate - Taro Farming in Rurutu French Polynesia
· Ryan Walter, Class of 2020 - ”Using a LiDAR Based DEM to Make a Geologic Map”
· Peter Kinton, GIS Certificate Student 2020. “A Geospatial Analysis of Transgender Homicides from 2015 - 2019”
· Sarah Bomfim, Class of 2020 - “Effects of Al Qaeda’s evolution from a hierarchical organization to a network organization on its pattern of attacks”
1 - 1:30 PM Keynote Address by Dr. Tony Stefanidis, Professor of Computer Science at William & Mary: "The Evolution of Geospatial Information: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities"
1:30 - 2:30 Conservation Careers Panel:
· Adam Jenkins - ESRI Account Manager
· Chris Bruce - GIS Manager at The Nature Conservancy
· Ellie Linden - Conservation Data Analyst NatureServe
· Jacob Leizear - Senior Geospatial Analyst with Chesapeake Conservancy
2:30 - 3:30 Diverse Careers in GIS Panel:
· Allison Bowers - Geographic Information Systems Analyst at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
· Eva Reid - Senior Analyst and Trainer in the D.C. Government's Office of the Chief Technology Officer; Owner and Lead Coach of Eva Reid Consulting, LLC
· Joe Sewash - Virginia Geographic Information Network Coordinator at the Virginia Informational Technologies Agency
· Lorrie Coiner - Geologist at the Virginia Dept of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Join our call at https://cwm.zoom.us/s/563586131
2020 Youth Leadership Camp, October 12-16, in Basque Country. See the attached flyer.
The WFCP Youth Leadership Camp is an opportunity for U.S. students to meet and work with other students from around the world. It is part of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2020 World Congress in Basque Country-Spain, which also includes a Leadership Institute for college administrators and six other pre-cons for college faculty which are organized by the WFCP affinity groups. WFCP Board members TKNIKA (Basque Country, Spain) and the Association of Colleges (UK) are the WFCP 2020 World Congress hosts. (AACC also sits on the WFCP Board and is Vice-Chair for the Americas.)
2020 Youth Leadership Camp activities will include:
Professional facilitators will conduct the Camp workshops and discussion groups. During the last WFCP World Congress in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, students also received one academic credit for their participation.
Bonus for U.S. Students
TKNIKA and the Embassy of France in the United States have agreed to assist U.S. community colleges to extend their experience in Basque Country to 2 weeks (in Spain and France). The extended experience can, for example, include visits to institutions in Spain and/or France according to students’ interests. The extended timing allows community college students to apply for federal study abroad funding, such as Gilman Scholarships (i.e., which has a 2-week minimum). During our discussion at WDI, you stated that ATEI can also provide additional funding. Community colleges can email WFCP Board Member and AACC Director of International Programs & Services Wayne Wheeler at email@example.com for assistance in accessing the proper points of contact at TKNIKA and the Embassy of France.
Perhaps this free, fun, and rigorous data science analytics MOOC will be of interest to some of you:
Use location to find patterns and tackle complex problems.
Spatial data science allows analysts to extract deeper insight from data using a comprehensive set of analytical methods and spatial algorithms, including machine learning and deep learning techniques. This course explores the application of spatial data science to uncover hidden patterns and improve predictive modeling. You'll work with powerful analytical tools in Esri's ArcGIS software and learn how to integrate popular open data science packages into your analyses.
See the above link to register, for the syllabus, and for more information.
Emerging Professionals Winter Social
The OR-URISA Emerging Professionals are going to the Science Pub! Please join us on the 4th of February for The Science Minded Life, a presentation in OMSI’s Science Pub Portland series. There we will hear Professor Troy Campbell discuss the value of maintaining a science minded attitude in not only ones academic or professional pursuits but also in every day life.
Buy your tickets for $5 through the OMSI website to secure a seat!
The Emerging Professionals will be meeting beforehand at Mt. Hood Brewing for drinks and fellowship. We’ll be walking from their to OMSI at 6:30pm. Just keep an eye out for EP Committee Members wearing name badges!
Similar to last year, Esri has an option for students to attend the Esri User Conference for $125 for the entire week. The one-day complimentary registration option is still available.
Below are detailed instructions for the registration process for either of these options. More information can be found here.
Registration Instructions for UC University Student rate ($125)