Thursday, April 15, 2021

Applications for the REU Fellows of the NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center

Check this opportunity out GeoTerps! NSF REUs are PAID research experiences for undergraduates - this one would be a great fit for a GIS, GEOG, or ENSP major! 

Dear Colleagues,

We invite college students (with US citizenship or green card) to apply for 6-10 REU fellowships to virtually participate in world-class research during the 2021 summer by April 20, 2021.


Benefit includes
1. collaborate with productive researchers,
2. opportunity to participate in world-class research,
3. co-author peer reviewed (journal) papers,
4. networking with peer students from across the country.
5. $700 per week stipend,

Please help forward to students who may be interested in. Details can be found at 
NSF REU Fellow Opportunity – stcenter

Best Regards,
Chaowei Phil Yang, Ph.D.,
Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center;
Professor, GGS, GMU,
Tel: 703-993-4742 (O)

Friday, April 9, 2021

Careers at the US Census

In case you missed our Geographical Sciences Careers at the US Census Bureau panel on April 7th, one of the panelists wanted to share more information about Census Bureau jobs and work in the Population Geography Staff as well as Population Division. I hope it's helpful for anyone interested in a future Census career! 

EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council (YLC). Application open through 5/3

 EarthEcho International is now accepting applications for our 2021 youth leadership programs!  Young environmental leaders ages 15-22 from the United States are invited to apply for a position on the EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council (YLC)! The YLC plays a key role leading EarthEcho’s education programs while developing and implementing campaigns to mobilize young people worldwide. Through this unique experience, members have an opportunity to grow as an environmental leader, gain an understanding of the operations of an international non-profit organization as they help shape EarthEcho’s work and mission, and build connections with peers and EarthEcho partners working around the world to protect and restore our ocean planet. To learn more visit: 


Youth ages 14-22 from the United States are invited to protect our water planet as an EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador! Through this unique experience, Ambassadors become community scientists and lead ongoing water quality monitoring efforts through the EarthEcho Water Challenge, a global water quality monitoring program that has engaged 1.6 million participants in 146 countries. Ambassadors collaborate with and learn from a team of young people passionate about protecting local waterways and lead events to educate their communities about the importance of waterway conservation. To learn more visit:

Orientation Peer Advisor Positions - PAID Summer Job. Application due 4/19

Hello GeoTerps! BSOS is looking for Summer Peer Advisors (paid position - see flyer). This would be a great job for someone who enjoys helping other students or wants to learn more about advising/academia.

Email with any questions!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

GEOG Departmental Seminar Thursday (4/1)

It is my pleasure to announce the two speakers for this week's virtual
seminar. We will hear from Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef, "NASA Harvest:
Earth Observations for Informed Agricultural Decisions," and Dr. Evan
Ellicott, "Active Fire Detections Applications and Uncertainty," this
Thursday, April 1st, from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM EDT.

Below you will find further details on this week's seminar including
zoom connection details and abstracts of our presenters. I look
forward to seeing you all there! In the meantime, please do not
hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 991 9396 8299
Passcode: 6QnC6d

Join by SIP

Join by H.323 (US West) (US East) (India Mumbai) (India Hyderabad) (Amsterdam Netherlands) (Germany) (Australia Sydney) (Australia Melbourne) (Singapore) (Brazil) (Canada Toronto) (Canada Vancouver) (Japan Tokyo) (Japan Osaka)
Meeting ID: 991 9396 8299
Passcode: 546514


$2,000 Scholarship Opportunity - UMD Alumni Association

 The Alumni Association will be awarding 33 scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. 


All current students who have completed one semester at the University of Maryland College Park and will be enrolled full time (12+ credits for undergraduate students and 48+ units for graduate students) during both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters are eligible to apply. Scholarship award recipients will receive $1,000 each semester. 


All applications are due by Sunday, April 4, 2021 by 11:59pm ET. 

Here's the link if the hyperlink doesn't work:

Good luck!

Summer Internship with UMD GEOG's Global Land Analysis and Discovery Lab-Deadline tomorrow!!

 Application deadline is March 31 - definitely apply for this one GeoTerps! 


The Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) laboratory in the Department of Geographical
Sciences at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce an internship opportunity for summer 2021. Interns will work full-time alongside experienced remote sensing scientists to investigate land cover and land use extent and change using Earth observation imagery. All members of the lab regularly collaborate and help to facilitate each other’s work, making this an excellent way to learn methods for land cover and land use mapping and analysis, as well as to connect with scientists in the field. There will be opportunities for continued engagement with the lab upon completion of the summer internship.

Please send an email and CV to Emma Minnis at by March 31 if you are interested in this summer internship opportunity.