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GIS Summer Positions - Environmental Change Mapping

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  • Rick Kos
    *Seeking Summer Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants and Interns for Positions in Data Visualization and Mapping Environmental Change* The Bill Lane
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 29 9:37 AM
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      *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
      Lane Center
      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
      project<http://welikia.org/>
      .
      - Using narrative design and media techniques to depict physical earth
      system phenomena like volcanism, earthquakes & tectonic activity, and
      oceanic upwelling.
      - 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
      of
      invasive species.
      - Using visualization and media to supplement static natural history
      dioramas with complex factors of ecological interactions, behavior,
      seasonality, and human impact.


      *Qualifications*:

      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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