Land Info Scholarship Opportunity and other Education GIS News

The Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) Foundation, Inc. recently announced they are now accepting applications for their 2012 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship Awards.   They will be awarding several $1,000 scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic school year, along with a one year student membership in WLIA.  Recipients will also receive recognition and free registration to the 2013 WLIA Annual Conference in Lake Geneva.

I see nothing about where the student must live or where the school must be. I guess it'd open to anyone. Applications are due July 1.

- details via @Wiscmapper

On Location: organizing and using geospatial information is the name of a joint meeting between ISKO UKr (International Society for Knowledge Organization) and the BCS (British Computer Society) Location Information Specialist Group (LISG) held back on March 29, 2012. Now you can see the slides and hear the words of all the speakers including 1Spatial's Michael Sanderson and EDINA's Jo Walsh along with reps from the Environemnt Agency and Odnance Survey.

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission offers a number of free workshops for teachers that are Act 48 approved this summer. One integrates GIS.

One such course is a Wild About Orienteering program that will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 and 7 at Southwest Region Office in Bolivar.
Participants can learn how to use a traditional map and compass, as well as GPS units for navigation. They are also introduced to GIS, the latest tool in wildlife research and mapping.
The workshop is designed to integrate mathematics, geography, technology, and science into working with and understanding wildlife and the outdoors, while giving teachers new tools to create interest in these areas and engage students.
Interested teachers are invited to contact Intermediate Unit 1 at One Intermediate Unit Drive, Coal Center, Pa., 15423. (No , I do not know why there is no website nor phone number.)
British Columbia High School grads from Vernon and North Okanagan-Shuswap school districts can get scholarships for studies in GIS at Okanagan College.

Four of the $750 awards are dedicated to Continuing Studies programs – two for students entering the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) certificate and two for students in the esthetician certificate program. Each of the awards will be granted as a tuition credit toward the program.

Students applying for the GIS award must be 2012 high school graduates who intend to register in the GIS certificate program in August at the Vernon Campus. Consideration will be given to students who demonstrate financial need, present career research in GIS occupations, and have community service contributions.

This is great! I hope students have run into GIS in their high school studies at some point, so the scholarships have some meaning.

- Vernon Morning Star

Published Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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