Project SP15j: Energy map critique

Project SP15j: Energy map critique
Researcher: Carolyn Fish csf130@psu.edu
Position type: cartography/GIS
Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014
Application URL: www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply

 


Position description
I am seeking cartographic assistance for a renewable energy map design evaluation. You would be using your skills of map critique to evaluate whether maps of renewable energy resources are cartographically effective. You would be given a standardized rubric, which you would use to evaluate a series of renewable energy maps found on the Internet. The outcome of the project would give you a broad idea of the different types of energy maps on the Internet and a better understanding of how to effectively evaluate the cartographic design of many different types of maps.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates must have completed Geography 361 with a grade of B+ or higher.  

Candidates must be willing to contribute 40–120 total hours of work toward the project over the semester, resulting in 1–3 credit hours applied to the transcript. There is no monetary stipend attached to this assistantship, although the experiences gained in this work will be immediately valuable when applying for graduate school or full-time employment.


To apply

Prospective candidates should submit application to http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014.
A complete application must include:
1. All required fields of online form: http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply
2. A one-page cover letter identifying the position for which you're applying and stating your interest in conducting research, your academic preparation, the skills you hope to gain from this experience, and contact information of two references.
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3. A resume
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