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GRACE : GIS/T Resources & Applications for Career Education

Dear GRACE Internship Training Program participants:

I am pleased to inform you that we are making improvement changes to the GIS training content for the grant year, 2017-2018:

  1. We dramatically reduced the training intensity by replacing a 24-hour long ArcGIS Desktop course with a 3-hour long Using ArcMap in ArcGIS Desktop 10 course.

  2. We changed the primary GIS software from ArcGIS Desktop to ArcGIS Pro. The training courses based on ArcGIS Pro are modularized, short courses ranging from 1.0 hour to 4 hours each. ArcGIS Pro is a ribbon-style software package that is much easier to learn with shorter training modules to help trainees complete them.

  3. We provide three Internship options to encourage a broad student population to participate as GRACE interns:
    1. Professional Interns (for High School Students)
      • Complete Professional GIS Career Pathway Internship Training before the start of the internship, during the internship period using student’s personal time, or before the end of the summer month of August;
      • Placement at a community work-site;
      • Receive $1,200 stipend upon:
        • Completion of the required training,
        • Submission of the training certificates to nsfgrace.net,
        • Successful completion of all the internship assignments, and
        • Creation of a story map for the internship experience.

    2. Hybrid Learning-Professional Interns (for High School Students)
      • Complete Professional GIS Career Pathway Internship Training or STEM College Pathway GIS Internship Training either before the start of the internship, during the internship period using student’s personal time, or before the end of the summer month of August;
      • Work in school computer labs on meaningful hands-on GIS projects supported by Teacher Champions, GIS professionals, community agencies, or industries;
      • Receive $1,200 stipend upon:
        • Completion of the required training,
        • Submission of the training certificates to nsfgrace.net,
        • Successful completion of all the internship assignments, and
        • Creation of a story map for the internship experience.

    3. STEM Practice Interns
      • Work in school computer labs or community organizations/agencies on GIS inquiry projects designed jointly by internship Teacher Champions and community partners;
      • Receive $1,200 stipends (for High School Students) upon
        • Completion of Option #I Training (either Professional Pathway or STEM College Pathway),
        • Submission of the training certificates to nsfgrace.ent,
        • Successful completion of all the internship assignments, and
        • Creation of a story map for the internship experience.
      • Receive $320 stipends (for both High School and Middle School Students) upon
        • Completion of the required training (either ArcGIS Online fundamentals (18 hours), or ArcGIS Pro Basics (16 hours),
        • Submission of the training certificates to nsfgrace.ent,
        • Successful completion of all the internship assignments, and
        • Creation of a story map for the internship experience.

  4. Training Options:
    • Option # I: Professional GIS Career Pathway Internship Training – Primarily using ArcGIS Pro (35.5 Hours) (The course description is citied from 2017 Higher EdPlanning Guide to Esri E-Learning) Visit Option # I Detail Course Click
    • Option # II. STEM College Pathway GIS Internship Training – ArcGIS Online + ArcGIS Pro Fundamentals (30.5 hours) Visit Option # II Detail Course Click

Sincerely yours,

Yichun Xie, PhD
PI, NSF GRACE Projoect
Professor and Director
Institute for Geospatial Research and Education
Eastern Michigan University
Email: yxie@emich.edu
Tel: 734-4877588
Fax: 734-4875394