Monday, March 10, 2014

Paid Summer Research in GIS for Rising Juniors and Seniors

NSF summer programs like this are among the most awesome opportunities around for undergraduates.  I learned more one summer in upstate New York than in a whole year in school when I did one of these many moons ago.  Alas, graduating seniors are not eligible (you have to be going to be enrolled as an undergrad next fall).

Note the logistical details: (1) not the whole summer, (2) you get stipend plus room and board plus travel, (3) you get conference money!  

If you took GIS last fall and your summer is not all planned out yet, you should apply. 

Description: This summer at Georgia State University in Atlanta will host a "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" program on the topic "Addressing Social and Environmental Disparities through Community Geography and Geographic Information Systems. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Georgia State University Honors College. 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.

Eligibility: Each student must be an undergraduate enrolled in a college or university in the United States in the fall of 2014. Students graduating prior to the start of the REU program are not eligible to apply.  As a program funded by The National Science Foundation, the student must also be a U.S. citizen.

Application Process: Applications are due Friday, March 28 5 PM EST Complete application instructions and the application form can be found at 

To Learn More: Visit Any questions can be directed to Dr. Timothy Hawthorne (PI) at or Dr. Katherine Hankins (Co-PI) at

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