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TRELIS 2019 - Washington DC - June 8-10 Workshop + June 11-13 Symposium

TRELIS workshops are designed for women working in higher education in the geospatial sciences (GIS, remote sensing, cartography, and related mapping sciences). During the workshops, we focus on five themes: Career Trajectories & Leadership, Mentoring & Coaching, Communication & Language, Dealing with Obstacles, and Work-Life Balance, all in the context of the geospatial sciences.  

Application deadline extended to Monday February 11, 2019!

Who Should Apply?

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 your 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. 

This second TRELIS workshop will take place Saturday June 8 through Monday June 10, 2019, in downtown Washington DC at the Barrett & O'Connor Washington Center, a center of Arizona State University. After our TRELIS event, workshop participants will stay and participate in extended networking and professional development activities during the UCGIS Symposium that will take place immediately afterwards, from Tuesday June 11 - Thursday 13, 2019, also nearby in Washington, DC. 

Selected participants will have all workshop and Symposium expenses covered by travel grants. TRELIS activities are funded largely by the National Science Foundation. 

TRELIS Leadership includes:

  • Kate Beard, University of Maine, PI
  • Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Hunter College, co-PI
  • Diana Sinton, UCGIS, co-PI
  • Sarah Battersby, Tableau Software
  • Babs Buttenfield, University of Colorado
  • Karen Kemp, University of Southern California
  • Elizabeth Wentz, Arizona State University