Geospatial Information Technology Internship Program


  • High School Summer Program June 16-27
    Deadline May 16, 2008

    Deadline Extended to MAY 23

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    Undergraduate Summer Program May - August, 2008



    Did you know that: GIS was used to assist with the recovery efforts of the 9-11 tragedy?... Did you know that: Meteorologists use the GeoSpatial Technologies to predict the weather?... Did you know that: GPS receivers are now in most cell phones?... Did you know that: Mapquest © uses the GeoSpatial Technologies for their website?

    This summer Internship Program for high school scholars, and college undergraduates is housed in the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Sciences, a component of the School of Agricultural & Natural Sciences. The geosciences, which include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Remote Sensing (RS), are some of the fastest growing technologies world-wide. These tools are now being used in many disciplines, including Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Military Science, Natural Sciences, Public Health, Computer Science, and Social Sciences, to mention a few.

    Clearly, the growth and evolution of this science says Dangermond (2003, ArcNews) is a reflection of not only the many positive developments in geospatial technology, but also the building of thousands of human relationships and diverse human networks within the GIS community. This tool is incredibly robust and is currently being used in many different ways, e.g. investigating the distribution of malaria, precision farming, surveillance of bio-terrorism and diseases, helping safeguard the nations agricultural industry and food supply, search for missing children, smart community planning, the war in Iraq, avian flu monitoring, and inspecting underground storage tanks to mention a few.

    Anyone with a sound knowledge in the geosciences is highly sought after in the job market (ESRI 2001). Since employers are looking for skills leads to the importance of introducing this technology via experiential learning to students early in their careers, especially in high school, which could also boost enrollment in the college sciences.


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