A summer 2017 internship in Delaware, Ohio, appropriate for OWU students with some background in using GPS and GIS.
GIS/GPS Data Collection Intern: Delaware, Ohio, Summer 2017
Delco Water Company: http://delcowater.org
Reports to: GIS Manager/Engineering Supervisor, Department: Engineering
$10.00 – $14.00 per hour
To apply for this Internship, please email a current resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Deadline to Apply: April 4, 2017 at 4:30PM
Area of Responsibilities: Assist in the collection of the Del-Co Geographic Information System (GIS) Data. The individual will assist Del-Co personnel with information upon request.
Summary of Responsibilities: Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as required.
- GPS field collection of water system asset locations and attributes.
- QA/QC of GPS data collection by Del-Co personnel.
- Properly store and organize GIS information in relation to Del-Co standards
- Editing of spatial data based on data acquired through as-built research and field collection. This will include correctly digitizing GIS assets and adding/updating attribute values based on corrected information.
- Compiling of data based on user requests and presenting in requested formats such as maps, tables, etc.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Know and follow all safety guidelines and best practices for position.
- Work as a team member and cooperate with others on group projects.
- Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, client, co- workers and management.
- Know and uphold the policies, procedures and philosophies of Del-Co Water Co., Inc.
- Current student or recently graduated from an accredited college/university with an area of focus in GIS or related field
- Experience with GPS equipment and software particularly with Trimble TerraSync a plus
- Experience with GIS web mapping applications
- General understanding of how to read Engineering plans and As-Built Drawings preferred
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Valid Ohio Driver’s License and acceptable driving record
This is light work requiring the exertion of 20 pounds of force occasionally and up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Most work will be outdoors, possibly in inclement weather, and require a considerable amount of walking. The work requires visual acuity to operate computer equipment and for reviewing, checking, preparing and maintaining written and computer files. Manual dexterity is required to operate standard office, data entry, word processing and other computer equipment. Incumbent is required to have sufficient hearing ability to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This course will look at the relationship between Japanese literature and environmental studies. Eco-Literary criticism is a new and growing field in literary studies and one in which Japan plays a significant contributing role.
A Fall 2017 course that can count as an Environmental Studies elective:
Comparative Literature (CMLT) 323 Elegance and Brutality: Topics in Modern Japanese Literature
The course will meet T/R from 2:40 – 4:00. It is a writing option course and meets diversity.
Instructor: Dr. Anne Sokolski
This course will look at the relationship between Japanese literature and environmental studies. Eco-Literary criticism is a new and growing field in literary studies and one in which Japan plays a significant contributing role. Japan is a country known for its sublime beauty as well as its mystifying brutality. It is a small island nation with a rich cultural history but little in the way of natural resources. While the religion of Shintoism and the philosophy of Taoism revere nature, Japan must also often transgress nature for the sake of economic development and global survival. The result is that Japan has both a reverent as well as pragmatic relationship with its environment. Fukushima is a recent example of the consequences of Japan’s industrial development. So how does a modern economically developed country balance its love for nature with its need to exploit it to compete in the global industrial world? These are the questions we will explore in this course as we study eco-literary criticism and the role of Japanese literature in this new field of environmental studies.
Contact Dr. Sokolski for more information.
Why do local governments become actively engaged in the issue of global climate change? How do global factors influence local governments’ choices, policies, and interactions? These questions are puzzling in that local governments have been regarded as public service providers in the domestic arena; and studies on cities and climate change have primarily focused on domestic drivers to explain local governments’ climate change policies.
Translocal Relations and Climate Change in East Asia
Tuesday, March 28 — 7:00 p.m. — Merrick Hall 301 Ohio Wesleyan University
Guest Lecturer: Taedong Lee
Why do local governments become actively engaged in the issue of global climate change? How do global factors influence local governments’ choices, policies, and interactions? These questions are puzzling in that local governments have been regarded as public service providers in the domestic arena; and studies on cities and climate change have primarily focused on domestic drivers to explain local governments’ climate change policies. In this talk, I discuss translocal relations of cities that have made an international effort to collectively tackle climate change. Compared to state-centric terms, inter-national or trans-national relations, trans-local relations look at policies, politics, and interactions of local governments in the globalized world. Using the framework of translocal relations, I argue that the level of global cityness and local political attributes are primary driving factors for local governments’ engagement in global climate governance in Asia as well as around the world.
Taedong Lee is associate professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Yonsei University, Seoul. He received his Ph.D. at University of Washington, Seattle and was an assistant professor at the City University of Hong Kong from 2010 to 2013. His areas of research include global and sub-national environmental politics and policy, NGO politics, and social network analysis. Professor Lee recently published his book, Global Cities and Climate Change: Translocal Relations of Environmental Governance (Routledge, 2015). His articles have appeared in journals including Policy Sciences, Review of Policy Research, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Policy Studies Journal, Energy Policy, and Global Environmental Politics.
Lecture is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program, the Departments of Politics and Government and Sociology/ Anthropology, and the Office of the Provost.
Interested in visiting the tropics? In January? Fall 2017 Travel Course: Geography 347TL: Environmental Alteration, Dr. Amador Rowley
Interested in visiting the tropics? In January?
Fall 2017 OWU Travel Course
Geography 347TL: Environmental Alteration, Dr. Amador Rowley
Locations throughout Costa Rica, focusing on a small, coastal town: Bahia Ballena
Assess human impacts on natural environments in Delaware, OH (Fall ‘17) and coastal Costa Rica (Jan. ‘18), putting it into a regional and global context.
Collaborate with Amy Work, OWU Alum (‘04), and her community organization, Geoporter, and work with local citizens in a developing ecotourism region.
- Visiting Palm Oil & Pineapple Plantations
- Coffee Plantation
- Coastal Community Mapping Using Drone
- Biological Nature & Toucan Reserves
- Visit Bat Sanctuary
- Testing Water Quality
- Kayaking through Mangroves
Contact: Dr. Nathan Amador Rowley with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org)