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GIS Support (Medford, MA)

Tufts Technology Services group is seeking responsible students who would like to help support the GIS Center. We are hiring for Fall 2013 semester. 8-15 hours of work per week, between 10am and 5pm. Pay: $12 per hour. The job will entail GIS metadata development, checking and data loading into a spatial database engine/SQL in support of Tuft Geospatial data repository. Preference will be given to students with the following skills: Working knowledge of ArcGIS Catalog and/or willingness to learn more about metadata, database management, spatial database engines, XML or text editing, and data layers. Please send resume and brief description of your GIS experience to Natalie Susmann. Geospatial Data Coordinator: natalie.susmann@tufts.edu x70409

Graduate Research Assistant – Global Development and Environmental Institute (Medford, MA)

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE),an interdisciplinary research institute administered by the Fletcher School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts, is seeking a graduate research assistant to support the institute’s work on Addressing the Global Food Crisis. Visit our website for more information. Interested students should send a short email cover letter to: tim.wise@tufts.edu .

Aramark + Student Conservation Association Paid Internships (various locations)

ARAMARK has partnered with the Student Conservation Association to hire 27 part- and full-time paid sustainability interns across the country starting in May. Projects will include nutrition education, sourcing local food, improving waste management practices and more.

 

Learn more and apply.

Student GIS Technician – Tufts University (Medford, MA)

We are looking for a Tufts student GIS technician for a Bengali Oral History project here at Tufts starting ASAP. The position will geocode oral history transcripts of prominent Bengali intellectuals. This will entail identifying places within the transcripts and then locating geo-historical sites mentioned in the transcripts using historical maps, Google Earth, and GIS data. Required experience with ArcGIS; preferred experience with Google Earth, MS Access, MS Excel. Pay rate: $12 per hour. Number of hours per week: 8. Please note this position is only open to current Tufts students.  Please send your resume to patrick.florance@tufts.edu

Oct 22: Public Perceptions of Wind Energy Projects in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has plans for increasing its cumulative wind energy supply to 2,000 MW by 2020; currently it is at 61 MW (10/11/2012). To be able to achieve this goal, it is important to have a coherent understanding of the factors that make wind energy projects accepted at the local level.

Fletcher’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) is conducting a study of the factors that lead to community acceptance of wind energy projects. The leader of this study, CIERP postdoctoral research fellow Maria Petrova, recently conducted a survey  and will  present her  results.   From  April  to June, 2012, surveys were mailed to randomly selected residents from the towns of Hull, Kingston, and Falmouth in Massachusetts, where wind projects have been sited with various levels of success. The differences in responses will be analyzed, and the factors that influence public acceptance and lead to the adoption of wind projects at the local level will be discussed.

 

Dr. Petrova came to CIERP from Oregon State University, where she completed her PhD in Environmental Science in 2010. Her doctoral dissertation focused on public acceptability of wave energy technology in Oregon. Her main interests are in public opinion and acceptability of renewable energy technologies (RETs), as well as the policies that need to be in place to advance RET development and deployment. She is also interested in comparative RET policy studies, mainly between the U.S. and countries in the EU.

 

Event will be held on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 12:30-1:45
(a light lunch will be served – no RSVP, first-come first-served)
Cabot 702, The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue, Medford

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