Dr. Brian Waldron
Director, Center for Partnerships in GIS (CPGIS)
Wilder Tower Suite 900
678-3283 or email@example.com
Project Description: CPGIS performs a number of services to local, state and federal
government as well as NPO’s on mapping spatial features and conducting spatial analyses
using geographic information systems, or GIS. GIS is a very powerful tool for building,
identifying and analyzing spatial connectivity between features whether it be identifying
the shortest ambulatory route from the hospital to a home, mapping habitat impairments
along a stream, finding trends in health for epidemiology, or creating a network of
man-made infrastructure. Hence, GIS is used in geography, engineering, business,
medical, biology, archeology, computer science, city planning, law, and many more
fields. CPGIS hires students from nearly 12 different departments to work in interdisciplinary
teams on projects both in the field and in the lab. Knowing GIS is not a requirement
as we will teach you the software – you will learn some of the most advanced functions
of GIS making you quite marketable upon graduation. All workers are paid well with
raises given based on productivity and added responsibility.
Requirements: Provide a resume to Dr. Waldron. Students must be able to work at
least 10 hours a week. Employment is continued during the summer.
Starting date: Hiring occurs throughout the year based on project demands.
Method of compensation: Hourly wages. You do NOT need to be a full-time student to
work at CPGIS.
Faculty Mentor: Ricardo Taborda
Faculty Mentor's Department: Civil Engineering, and Center for Earthquake Research and Information
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Project Description: Our research group focuses on earthquake simulations and the prediction of earthquake
effects. Research tasks for an undergraduate student in our group will concentrate
on helping develop computer tools to analyze results from simulations and to compare
simulation results with recorded data. In particular, we have several ongoing projects
that require the development of software to process results. We would like these tools
to be developed in Python. Therefore, we are looking for bright enthusiastic minds
willing to apply (and learn) programming skills to scientific research. Support for
interested undergraduate students could extend beyond the Summer Honors program if
the student demonstrate abilities that are worth keeping in our group.
Requirements for Student Applicants:
In general, this project requires having good programming skills. Preference will
be give to someone with knowledge in Python, but we will consider someone who can
learn Python rapidly. We assume that if the student is already enrolled in the Honors
program, good academic record is understood as by default.
Start Date: Anytime