Fall 2023

Recent Activities & Items of Interest

AGSG Business Items

  • Board Meeting: The AGSG board held its first fall meeting on September 8th, 2023, to review and redefine roles and to make plans for the 2023 AAG business meetings.
  • 2024 AAG Business Meeting: Since the 2024 annual meeting will be hybrid (both in person and virtually), the board is discussing options as to whether the business meeting will be held virtually, in-person, or both in conjunction with the AAG Annual Meeting. More details will be announced soon.

AAG Annual Meeting

  • The AAG Annual Meeting will take place April 16-April 20, 2024, and will be a hybrid meeting with both virtual and in-person options. For more information, please click on the link: https://www.aag.org/events/aag2024/
  • Note that there are now two separate options for registrations, in-person or virtual, depending on how you would like to attend. November 16 is the Abstract (Paper and Posters) and Session Submission deadline this year.
  • The AGSG is interested in sponsoring sessions. If you have organized or plan to organize a session and would like AGSG to sponsor, please email Rebecca Loraamm (rloraamm@ou.edu) by November 16.

Awards & Opportunities

  • Anderson Medal: The Anderson Medal Competition is open and accepting applications. Nominations for the 2024 competition are due December 1, 2023. Visit the Anderson Medal webpage for more information and eligibility requirements for the Anderson Medal. If you have any questions, please reach out to the committee Chair, Dr. Jerry Dobson at dobson@ku.edu

    Fun Stuff & Good Reads/Listens

    Excited to see the amazing things our members are doing? Below are publications, grants, and awards from some of our members. 

    Publications by AGSG members

    • Caballero, M.D., Gunda, T., and McDonald, Y.J. (2023). Energy justice & coastal communities: The case for meaningful marine renewable energy development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 184, 113491: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2023.113491.
    • McDonald, Y.J. (2023). Uneven benefits infrastructure spending among ethnoracial groups. Nature Water, 1, 24–25. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44221-022-00019-8.   
    • Ishtiaque, A. (2023). US farmers' adaptations to climate change: a systematic review of the adaptation-focused studies in the US agriculture context. Environmental Research: Climate.
    • Wimhurst, J. J., Nsude, C. C., & Greene, J. S. (2023). Standardizing the factors used in wind farm site suitability models: A review. Heliyon, e15903.


    Upcoming Opportunities & Events

    Publishing Opportunities

    PhD Funding Opportunities

    Dr. Debarchana Ghosh, an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, University of Connecticut, is looking to recruit PhD students to work on the following research.

    • Title: Multidimensional structural racism and moderating role of psychosocial resources on cancer-control behaviors in African Americans
    • Title: Isolation and Loneliness Underlying Misuse and Increased Use of Alcohol as a Function of Stress and Coping Efforts

    Please reach out to Dr. Ghosh (debarchana.ghosh@uconn.edu) if you are interested or have questions, and do well to share to your networks.

    Upcoming Conferences

    • Applied Geography Conference October 14-16, 2023 More info: http://www.appgeogconf.org/
    • ASPRS Annual Conference / Geo Week 2024: Professionals working with photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS gather at the ASPRS Annual Conference for technical workshops, education sessions, awards recognizing excellence, and ASPRS committee meetings. Members and non-members welcome! February 11-14, 2024 in Denver, CO. More info: https://www.geo-week.com/asprs/ 
    • ESRI User Conference: Join the world's largest GIS conference. July 11–15, 2024 More info: https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/events/uc/save-date

    Training Opportunities

    • https://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/join-mission/training
      • NASA ARSET hosts virtual trainings introducing remote sensing resources. For a list of upcoming trainings and to access freely-available training archives see the link above.
    • https://www.esri.com/training/mooc/
      • Esri MOOC Program: Massive open online courses show how to apply geospatial thinking and create data-driven insight that improves organizations, communities, and the world. To see upcoming courses see link above.

    Internship & Job Openings

    • The AAG offers a wealth of information to answer questions, guide your career planning, and help you find a job. Members and non-members alike are invited to explore AAG resources: https://jobs.aag.org/ 
    • NASA internships and fellowships leverage NASA’s unique missions and programs to enhance and increase the capability, diversity and size of the nation’s future workforce. Internships are available from high school to graduate level. Internships provide students with the opportunity to participate in either research or other experiential learning, under the guidance of a mentor at NASA. US citizenship is required. For more information, visit: https://intern.nasa.gov/
    • NASA DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. The program runs three terms a year (spring, summer, and fall). For more information, eligibility, and application deadlines, visit:  https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.php 

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