Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Cosmos Scholars – Grant Program – 2015-2016

Consider applying for the grant program of the Cosmos Club Foundation. Applicants must be enrolled, on a full-time or part-time basis, in a program leading to a graduate degree (Masters or Doctoral). There is no restriction as to academic field, but the project should be focused on objective scholarly research rather than commercial or political activity, social activism, or other non-academic goals. The number of grants to be awarded is not rigidly fixed, but is expected to be at least fifteen. Amounts of awards will be determined individually, and are contemplated to be in the range of $500 to $4,000. More information:

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Dr. Chanyan Ma Joins Research Group

Dr. Chanyan Ma from Wuhan University joined Dr. Fuhrmann’s research group today. Dr. Ma will work with researchers at George Mason University for one year on cartographic and geovisualization research. She has recently published her research on “Cartographic Technological Developments in Ming, Qing Dynasty and Modern China” at the 2015 International Cartographic Conference. Welcome, Dr. Ma!

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GMU ASPRS Student Chapter – Volunteer Opportunity

The GMU Student Chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the ASPRS Potomac Region are proud to present the Annual GeoTech Conference at George Mason University, September 23 & 24, 2015.

See for program information.

We need your help: The conference is just over a week away, and we are finalizing the volunteer list. We are looking for student volunteers that will serve a half or whole day shift. Volunteers will receive complimentary access to the conference and volunteer duties include assistance at the registration booth, the ASPRS membership table, etc.

If you are able to volunteer, please contact Melanie Feliciano at and provide the following information:

  • Your first and last name as it should appear on a badge,
  • Your email and phone number,
  • Your preferred volunteer day: Wednesday, September 23 or Thursday, September 24, and
  • Your availability for your selected day(s).

Thank you!!

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Free Future GeoLeader Program

The Future GeoLeader Program provides NCGE membership at no cost to students who are currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited university. In light of NCGE’s 100th anniversary, this initiative aims to help emerging education leaders meet the challenges of teaching geography in the 21st century, and strengthen the geographic education community and its efforts.


  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited university
  • Must provide the name and email address of your professor, along with their signature on the NCGE Future GeoLeader Membership Form

More information and application materials:

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NSF REU Fellow Opportunity

The NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center (STC) located at George Mason University, Fairfax campus is looking for two undergraduate research assistants to serve as NSF REU Fellows in 2015.

This opportunity is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program which enables undergraduate students to obtain research experience and consider a career path in relevant domains. NSF REU Student Interns will work in a team with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at the main campus of George Mason University and will conduct research related to geospatial data and GIScience. NSF fellows may be able to attend a professional conference to present working results.


  • Applicants must be undergraduate students.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident status is required.
  • Applicants should be able to work as NSF fellows for 14 weeks (around September 2015 – December 2015) at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Starting date is flexible.
  • NSF REU fellows will receive funding for a stipend of $300 per week with travel to a conference covered.
  • Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged.

A complete application includes:               

  • A CV
  • One page double spaced statement of interest.
  • Contacts (email and phone #) of two referees.

Application Deadline: Monday 9/14/2015.

Submit your application at:

For more information about the NSF REU Fellow Opportunity visit our web site: or contact Dr. Min Sun ( or Dr. Sven Fuhrmann (

For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University check: