The University of Maine in partnership with a consortium of universities, private partners, and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) invite women in the academic sectors of the geospatial sciences (GIScience, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and mapping sciences) to apply to participate in the 2019 TRELIS Workshop

TRELIS stands for Training and Retaining Leaders In STEM - Geospatial Sciences. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), TRELIS will develop leadership skills, career retention strategies, mentoring training, work-life balance considerations, and practical knowledge that can be passed onto future generations of women entering academic careers in geospatial sciences. TRELIS workshops are designed for women working in higher education in the geospatial sciences (GIS, remote sensing, cartography, and related mapping sciences). 

Eligibility: Who Should Apply for the June 2019 TRELIS Workshop?

Are you in your first academic job in the geospatial sciences at a college or university?  Are you pre-tenure?  Are you anxious about the promotion and tenure process? Do you have questions that are not specifically about work, or about work-life balance, but you are not sure who to ask? Do you sometimes wonder if you made the right choice for yourself?  Do you feel stuck even though you are just starting out and everyone tells you that you have it made? Are you interested in having mentors outside of your home college or university?  If you answered YES to a few of these questions, then this workshop is for you. 

For June 2019, the workshop will focus on early career faculty (five years or less from beginning a first academic position, whether tenure-track or not). Post-doctoral researchers or PhD students with a job offer in hand are also encouraged to apply.

Note: TRELIS workshops are open to women from any US institution, whether it is a UCGIS member or not. 

2019 Workshop Location: ASU Barbara Barrett & Sandra Day O'Connor Washington Center, 1800 Eye Street, Washington, DC, 20006

2019 Workshop & Symposium Dates:

  • TRELIS Workshop: Saturday morning, June 8 - Monday afternoon, June 10, 2019. 
  • Symposium: The UCGIS Symposium runs from Tuesday June 11 - Thursday afternoon June 13, 2019. 
  • Participants in the TRELIS workshop are expected to be present throughout the Symposium as well, a total commitment of six days.  Before you apply for this event, please consult your calendars and confirm that you would be available to be in Washington, DC, throughout both events.

Expenses & Costs: All major expenses (round trip travel from home location to DC for up to $450, accommodation for lodging in DC (twin-share), registration for the UCGIS Symposium, and most meals) will be covered by the organizers through funding from NSF. Participants should be prepared to pay for incidentals, such as alcoholic beverages and to accommodate personal preferences.

Application: Please use this online form to apply for the 2019 TRELIS workshop. 

Important Dates:

  • Application deadline: Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Decisions announced by March 4, 2019
  • Invitees must confirm their attendance by March 15, 2019
  • Workshop begins: Saturday, June 8, 2019