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The GEEMaP program will equip Ph.D. students with:

  • technological know-how
  • scientific understanding
  • hands-on experience
  • communication skills

This will enable them to become leaders in the fields of environmental science and renewable energy in academia, government and industry. It unites faculty from 7 departments in 3 colleges with expertise in wind energy, water resources, flood control, geographic information science, spatial statistics, computer science, and more.

Geoinformatics

  • is the science of measuring, storing, managing, analyzing, and visualizing phenomena occurring on or near the earth's surface
  • includes Geographic Information Science, spatial statistics, and high-performance computing
  • provides the methods and technology essential to addressing the environmental and energy-related issues of the 21st century

While meeting the Ph.D. requirements in their chosen graduate departments, GEEMaP students will broaden and deepen their knowledge through:

  • additional coursework leading to the Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics
  • a special interdisciplinary Geoinformatics seminar
  • participation in interdisciplinary research groups led by GEEMaP faculty
  • internships in industry and goverment agencies
  • participation in the annual GEEMaP research and technology workshop
  • community-building activities with quantitative science and engineering students and faculty campus-wide

GEEMaP Eligibility and Application Procedures:

GEEMaP participants may be either trainees or associates. Differences in eligibility and funding opportunities are as follows:

Eligibility Funding
GEEMaP trainees U.S. citizens and permanent residents only For first 2 years of graduate study: NSF stipend of $30, 000/year plus paid tuition and fees
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