The Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Geospatial Summer Fellowship and Symposium Program provides students with opportunities to explore the use of geospatial information science in higher education learning. This six week online program includes hands-on GIS and remote sensing training, webinars and a course project (total time estimate 96 hours). Upon completion students will receive a laptop and stipend.
Participants will study under the direction of Melissa Scott, Assistant Director of Research and Education of the Center for Spatial Analysis at the University of Oklahoma.
Twelve fellowships valued at $2000 will be competitively awarded to support student participation. One fellowship will be awarded to a student at each of eight Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Institutions. Four additional at-large fellows will be awarded from the pool of applicants to promote geospatial workforce development and diversity. Women, underrepresented minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The fellowship award of $2,000 includes:
-Laptop provided for GIS lessons (will be given to student upon successful completion of the program)
-Student version of ArcGIS software
-$1000 stipend paid to the student upon successful completion
Fellowship recipients are expected to:
-Compleyte online GIS and remote sensing training courses
-Watch online webinars
-Contribute to online community
-Complete individual GIS project in topic area of interest
-Be a US citizen
-Be classified as a junior as of spring semester 2016
-Major in a STEM discipline (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) OR science/math education
-Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
-Be a current student in good standing OR newly admitted for 2016 / 2017 to an Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Institution (OU, OSU, Southern Nazarene, Cameron, Langston, SOSU, SWOSU, ECU)
-Continue qualified enrollment for the 2016/2017 academic year (spring and summer 2016 graduates not eligible)
Applicants must complete the online application form, submit transcripts for all previous college or university course work and contact information for three letters of recommendation.
Unofficial transcripts are suitable for applications purposes but upon selection participants will be required to submit official transcripts by May 20th.
Your references will be contacted via email with instructions to submit the recommendation online. A sample of the form can be viewed online.
Application Deadline – May 6th
Selection - May 9th
Official Transcripts and Administrative Forms due - May 20th
Program Dates - June 1st - July 13th
Upon selection fellows will be required to sign a letter of agreement, a photo release and scholarship/fellowship acknowledgement form for submission by May 19th along with official transcripts. These forms are available for reference on the FAQs page. Questions regarding any of these items can be directed to Melissa Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete and full participation is required to receive the laptop and fellowship stipend. Students who do not complete the program requirements will be required to return the laptop to the Space Grant representative at their home institution.
To be announced. Assignments and activities will average 16 hours per week over a period of 6 weeks June 1st – July 13th. Students will complete weekly assignments on their own schedule each week.