The University of Salzburg’s Department of Geoinformatics-Z GIS is offering a short intensive program on the state of the art in LiDAR science, methods and technologies Nov 30 -Dec 5. Students are expected to include graduate students, young researchers and junior staff. There are scholarships and attendees will also have access to the European LiDAR Mapping Forum (Dec. 4 - 5, 2012, Salzburg, Austria). Scholarship applications due Oct 15, regular applications due Nov 15.
Esri donated 45 laptops to a Redlands elementary school. Some of the students have parents who work at Esri. Esri employee Michele Cole, who has a child at Mariposa Elementary, said the computers come preloaded with Esri's software. A geography club is planned.
New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $300,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that will fund a new geospatial lab. The school currenlty offers a minor in GIS and a certificate. The grant won't add any degrees. I confess that I'd not heard of the University before.
Geospatial Applications in Natural Sciences, or GAINS, is Highlands’ name for the three-year USDA Hispanic Serving Institution grant. Highlands will purchase the latest geospatial instruments for both fieldwork and lab analysis.
In the quick turn around dept:
• A $45,000 scholarship that will be awarded to an Hispanic American student at Highlands who is a sophomore or junior majoring in geology or forestry.
The deadline for students to apply for the grant-funded scholarship is Sept. 26.