GIS Summer Positions - Environmental Change Mapping
- *Seeking Summer Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants and Interns
for Positions in Data Visualization and Mapping Environmental Change*
The Bill Lane Center for the American West <http://west.stanford.edu> at
Stanford has two openings this summer for graduate students or
undergraduates to work on teams developing innovative visualization
techniques to communicate scientific information about environmental change.
In both of these positions students will work closely with staff from
the Oakland Museum of California <http://museumca.org/> and from the Bill
for the American West to help produce dynamic story-driven representations
of scientific data and natural processes for a diverse audience. At the
Oakland Museum, the presentations will be primarily targeted for in-gallery
installation but may also be developed in web versions.
NOTE: I asked Heather West, in charge of this program, about accepting
non-Stanford students. She said: "The Oakland Museum is accepting
applications from other schools, but the position at the Bill Lane Center
for the American West is only open to Stanford students. I will be accepting
applications for both positions and then filtering them accordingly."
*Potential projects* may include:
- Mapping of pre 1700 historical ecology for the East Bay region in an
engaging digital interactive similar to the Mannahatta/Welikia
- Using narrative design and media techniques to depict physical earth
system phenomena like volcanism, earthquakes & tectonic activity, and
- Visually modeling various aspects of climate change scenarios including
sea level rise and upward elevation shifts of animal habitats.
- Map ongoing natural phenomena and their effects on ecologies and
economies in California, such as wildfires, animal migrations, and spread
- Using visualization and media to supplement static natural history
dioramas with complex factors of ecological interactions, behavior,
seasonality, and human impact.
These positions are open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and
graduate students. We are looking for someone who has an interest and
engagement with natural sciences, and some experience in one or more of the
following areas: ArcGIS or other digital mapping software, graphic data
visualization, computer animation, video media development, basic
programming, product design, or nature-based art interpretation.
Familiarity with the flora, fauna, habitats, geology, and/or geography of
California is desirable
*To apply *please submit the following materials to Heather West (
hwest@...) by *noon on Wednesday, April 13th*:
- a resume
- statement of interest
- sample of work
*Questions may be directed to Heather West (hwest@....)*
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