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Kelsey Taylor Interns at AAG for Spring Semester

Kelsey Taylor is a junior pursing a in environmental studies and philosophy at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her interests include physical geography, environmental philosophy, sustainability and existentialism. After graduating, she is interested in working for a governmental or non-profit organization on issues related to sustainability and environmental policy to gain some experience…
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MSU Explores the Impact of the 2014 Winter Olympics with Free MOOC

Billions of people tune into the Olympics to watch the greatest athletes from around the world compete in many different sports. But beyond the spectacle of the Olympic Games themselves, mega events like the Olympics have a far greater cultural, societal and economic impact lasting well beyond the short-term event itself. Mark Wilson, a professor…
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Support Geography with a Tax-Deductible Gift

By contributing to AAG Funds, you provide crucial support to the next generation of geographers. End-of-the-year tax-exempt donations to the AAG may be made online, via mail or fax. All charitable contributions made to the AAG by December 31, 2013, are tax-deductible for the year 2013. Gifts to the AAG may be designated to support…
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Careers at AAG: Research Scientist (Updated Nov. 8)

The Association of American Geographers has an opening for the position of Research Scientist, to be located at the AAG’s office in Washington, DC. We seek an individual with excellent research and writing skills who can contribute to the AAG’s strong portfolio of federally-funded research, education and outreach projects. The Research Scientist will participate in…
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Employment studies define remote sensing occupations

A national employment survey and series of workshops conducted by the GeoTech Center at DelMar College have helped to define a job ladder for remote sensing professionals. The data collected reveal educational requirements, key skills, and training opportunities within the industry. Read the article: 
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New findings released on master’s-level education

 Learning from International Practice (LFIP) has just released the results of its recent research on the "Taught Postgraduate Student Experience."  The project aims to explore the defining attributes of master's-level study across a range of disciplines and regional contexts. Final outputs of the project include a discussion paper entitled "What Is Masterness?"; 25 international case…
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Highs and lows of life in the Peace Corps

Recollections from University of Montana students, faculty, and alumni explore the ups and downs of a tour as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV). In the article, geography professor Sarah Halvorson reflects on her time in Chad. "I knew there were a lot of things I simply wouldn’t be able to fix," she explains in The Montana…
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“Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates” report released

In the first study of its kind, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has published the results of the National Geoscience Student Exit Survey, which documents the experiences of graduating geosciences majors at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The need for continued growth in the geoscience workforce is well-documented. However, whether new graduates…
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The geography of non-academic STEM careers for PhDs

"If you aspire to a career in academe, you may not have much of an opportunity to select where you’ll live," observes Gina Stewart. "The same can be true of alternate careers." Her article in The Chronicle of Higher Education's "On Hiring" section explores a series of interactive maps that reveal the spatial patterns of career…
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