Course credit for internships

Course credit for internships

Students who are interested in obtaining credit for internships should first secure an internship with a provider. Once confirmed, contact Dr. Hudak, for permission to register for GEOG 4920/5900.

You will be required to compile a portfolio during the course of your internship and provide a letter of assessment from the internship provider. Both will be used to determine a "grade" for the course.

Friday, January 20, 2017

South Central Area Users Group (SCAUG) Memorial Scholarship for GIS Professionals

Why Was The Scholarship Created

      The Memorial Scholarship is a mechanism to honor the individuals who have passed and who had passionately displayed a sincere appreciation towards the committed progress of the GIS professional over the years.  The dedicated contributions made through supporting continuing education, volunteering time, and providing mentorships to the geospatial community to ensure the unbiased professional growth will always be remembered. The impact cannot be measured in the tangible but rather the lives they changed forever.

•encourage the goals of students and professionals who are working toward their undergraduate or graduate degree in a geospatial science.
•promote and support the increase of knowledge and proficiency of geospatial sciences in the south central region.
•recognize and encourage scholastic and professional accomplishments in the geospatial sciences.

Regional Scholarship Benefits

•$1,000 applied directly to their university account to offset educational expenses.
•Complimentary registration to the upcoming Regional SCAUG conference.

How will the recipients be selected?
The scholarship recipients will be selected by the SCAUG officers. Selection will be based on merit and meeting eligibility requirements as outlined in the application. Scholarships will only be awarded if applicants deemed worthy by the SCAUG officers.

Scholarships will be presented to recipients at their respective educational institutions. If possible, a SCAUG representative will present the scholarship. An announcement of the scholarship winners will also be made at the main session of the corresponding conference of their complimentary registration.

•Applicant must be a current SCAUG Member for at least 1 year.
•Applicant must be a registered student, in good standing, in a recognized university, community college, or technical institute in the SCAUG region.
•Applicant must be a current professional working 35 - 40 hours a week in the geospatial field in the SCAUG region.
•Applicant must be enrolled in a course of study in the field of geospatial sciences for the current and upcoming semester (not a 2014 spring or summer graduate).
•Applicant may not be a past recipient.

South Central Climate Center Program Coordinator Position

The University of Oklahoma invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator for the South Central Climate Science Center. This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, hosted in Norman, OK.

Interested candidates should submit applications as soon as possible.
Responsibilities: The individual selected for this position will manage the daily activities of the South Central Climate Science Center (CSC). Responsibilities include:
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the South Central CSC;
  • Ensuring effective communication and sharing of results among the CSC’s consortium members, in service to the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and other external partners in the south-central U.S.;
  • Collecting and assembling information for project reports both externally to funding agencies and internally for university purposes;
  • Organizing and facilitating agenda and logistics of CSC-led meetings, workshops, internship programs, and other events;
  • Serving on CSC boards or committees and engaging in strategy sessions, workshops, and partners’ meetings;
  • Monitoring progress compared to milestones and identifying problems;
  • Participating in the development of projects and proposals;
  • Managing the submission of consortium-led proposals to the DOI/USGS annual supplementary project solicitation;
  • Supervising or mentoring undergraduate students; and
  • Conducting CSC-related research as time permits.
Requirements: Applicants should have completed a Masters degree in Ecosystem Sciences, Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Zoology, or related fields. Exceptional applicants from other disciplines will be considered. Proficiency with computer applications, including Powerpoint, MS-Word, and Excel (or Mac OSX equivalents), is required. The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational and technical writing skills. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to use new software with minimal instruction. The position requires well-developed human relations and communication skills, including written and oral. Applicants should be motivated, have the ability to complete projects with minimal supervision, and be able to both serve and lead collegially as a team player.

Environment: The host office for the South Central Climate Science Center is located in Norman, OK, on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. Federal, University, and Tribal Nation employees work collegially in a dynamic environment within a new building on our award-winning research campus. We are one of the most diverse scientific units on campus, and we value teamwork, cooperation, and innovation. Individuals intending to advance their careers without serving or mentoring others need not apply. We seek self-disciplined and productive candidates who want to help agencies, businesses, communities, and organizations adapt to a changing climate.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and those who choose to help us grow as a diverse and inclusive community.