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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 changed the primary GIS software from ArcGIS Desktop to ArcGIS Pro. The ribbon-style software package, ArcGIS Pro, is much easier to learn and the short training modules of ArcGIS Pro help trainees complete them.

  2. We provide three Internship types to encourage a broad student population at many locations to participate as GRACE interns:

    1. Professional Interns (16-18 years old OR 11th and 12th grade high school students)
      • Work at a work-site;
      • Complete Option I: Professional GIS Career Pathway Internship Training either before the internship start, or during the internship weeks using student personal time, or using any personal time before the end of the summer month of August 2018;
      • Receive $1,200 stipends when completing the internship assignments as well as submitting the completion certificates of all required training modules.

    2. Hybrid Learning-Professional Interns(16-18 years old OR 11th and 12th grade high school students)
      • Work in school computer labs on meaningful hands-on GIS projects that are requested or supported by GIS professionals or by teacher intern champions, community agencies, or industries;
      • Complete Option I: Professional GIS Career Pathway Internship Training OR Option II: STEM College Pathway GIS Internship Training either before the internship starts, or during the internship weeks using student personal time, or using any personal time before the end of the summer month of August 2018;
      • Receive $1,200 stipends when completing the internship assignments as well as submitting the completion certificates of all required training modules.

    3. STEM Practice Interns (high school or middle school students)
      • Work in school computer labs or community organizations/agencies on GIS inquiry projects designed jointly by teacher intern champions and community partners;
      • Receive $1,200 stipends when completing the internship assignments and, also, as well as submitting the completion certificates of all training modules of One Training Option (either Professional Pathway OR STEM College Pathway); or
      • Receive $320 stipends when completing the internship assignments, including creating story maps of the projects, and submitting completion certificates for the required training modules under the course collection named either as,
        Option II: Part A or Part B.

  3. Training Options:
    • Option I:   Professional GIS Career Pathway Internship Training (35.5 hours total)
      •         (Both Parts A and B are REQUIRED for this training option)
      •         Part A: ArcGIS Pro Fundamentals (22 hours)
      •         Part B: Mapping, visualization, image analysis and sharing your map (13.5 hours)
      •         Optional: Additional Courses for Spatial analytics (11 Hours - not required)
      •         Visit Option I Detail Course Click


    • Option II:   STEM College Pathway GIS Internship Training (30.5 hours total)
      •           Part A: ArcGIS Online Fundamentals (17.5 hours)
      •           Part B: ArcGIS Pro Basics (16 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