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Friday, February 08, 2013

There's early word that a new organization, the GPS Innovation Alliance will be launched next week. The Alliance will focus on educating policy makers and teh public about the technology and aim to protect its user's interests. That description comes from people familiar with the plan.

Further details include a headquarters in Washington, D.C. with roots in the Coalition to Save Our GPS, the group who organized opposition to LightSquared and the GPS Industry Council  (website under construction when I visited, it's the "leading organization worldwide representing the interests of the satellite navigation industry.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 02/08 at 05:46 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

An article about the impacts of cuts to federal programs like the National Weather Service has Mike Brown, associate professor of meteorology and climatology at Mississippi State suggesting meteorology students so something to set themselves apart in a potentially tougher marketplace.

I don’t see a decline in interest. Large-scale, devastating weather events tend to drive people into meteorology. But money fuels everything. Money fuels research. Students probably need to find something that sets them apart, and that may mean gaining another skill, being proficient in computer programming, being more proficient in the use of GIS platforms, adding to their resume.

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The US Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant supports Rio Salado College as a partner in the National Information Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium (NISGTC). The Consortium includes seven community colleges focused on developing and supporting curriculum and a student model for accelerated career path training.
This summer at Georgia State University in Atlanta, we are pleased to host the second year of our "Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Addressing Social and Environmental Disparities through Community Geography and Geographic Information Systems". The project is funded by the National Science Foundation. The program runs June 10th - July 25th 2013. The flier and application form are attached. Research Interests: Working with faculty mentors in one of three research tracks, selected undergraduates will engage in community-based research and fieldwork to quantitatively and qualitatively examine neighborhood change, property markets, social geographies, air and soil quality, urban green spaces, and neighborhood visioning in partnership with neighborhood residents and community groups in Atlanta, Georgia. Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including: a $3000 stipend, up to $250 in travel support to/from Atlanta, up to $750 for conference presentations, free room and most meals at GSU, and 3 required texts. Application Process: Applications are due Friday, March 1st @ 5 PM EST. Complete application instructions and the application form can be found at To Learn More: Visit

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by Adena Schutzberg on 02/08 at 04:55 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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