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Attention students and faculty!

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced an open competition for undergraduates and graduates to compete in their 2018 “BIG” – “Big Idea” challenge. Letters of Intent (LOI) are due October 1, 2017.

For more information, visit: http://bigidea.nianet.org/

Participation in the BIG Idea Challenge is open to teams of undergraduate and graduate students studying in fields applicable to human space exploration, such as: life, physical, and computer sciences, electrical and mechanical engineering, and aerospace.

The BIG Idea challenge allows students to incorporate their coursework into real aerospace design concepts and work together in a team environment. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.

For participation guidelines go to: http://bigidea.nianet.org/competition-basics/

 

 

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) applications now open! See "Internships" on this web page, for more details.

 

Census Bureau webinars

This fall the Census Bureau is offering a series of free webinars about how to access and utilize Census Bureau statistics and demographic information related to population, race, jobs, etc.

See the list of sessions below and register using the link provided. Registration is limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis.  These webinars will not be available on census.gov for registration. 

 

Your Neighborhood by the Numbers: Advanced American FactFinder (Tracts, Block Groups, and Blocks)

This workshop is designed for data users who are already familiar with ACS datasets and the American FactFinder tool.   You will learn how to access key demographic, socioeconomic and housing indicators for non-traditional geographies such as tracts, block groups, and blocks. Users will be able to utilize these geographies to define neighborhoods and service areas and create community profiles and basic maps.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

1:00 –2:30 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tdc075b10f6b0b6d7302b701bbc898489

Instructor: Eric Coyle

 

Hispanics by the Numbers

Learn how the Census Bureau collects, tabulates and publishes data on Hispanics in the U.S. The Hispanic by the Numbers webinar will cover numerous topics, including but not limited to, the history of the Hispanic population in the U.S., growth, top states and top percentage changes, as well as the top percentage of Hispanic ethnicities. This information will show comparisons within the U.S., along with the Hispanic population projections for the U.S. all the way to 2060.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t503b7f6a25890145b372598d9770562d

Instructor: Eric Coyle

 

Workforce Indicators @ Your Fingertips – QWI Explorer

Interested in knowing if there is an income gap between genders? Or if the number of hires for your industry is consistently increasing over time? This training will teach you how to access these statistics and more through the QWI Explorer, an analysis tool that enables comprehensive access to the full depth and breadth of the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) dataset. Through charts, maps, and interactive tables, users can compare, rank and aggregate QWIs across time, geography, and/or firm and worker characteristics on the fly.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

1:00 –2:00 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t11535bf5b1979782d97c7d72ad9e4cc3

Instructor: Eric Coyle

 

Accessing Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, and Ancestry Groups

In July, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics of social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics for hundreds of race, Hispanic origin and ancestry populations. These Selected Population Tables from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey contain the most detail for these populations and are available at numerous geographic levels. This one-hour webinar will introduce you to these datasets and show you how to access them using American FactFinder (AFF). This webinar is recommended to participants who are already familiar with AFF and want to learn how to access these Selected Population Tables.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

11:00am PST/2:00pm EST

https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.phpMTID=tf83bc1e235cdae2312899141d83589b2

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

11:00am PST/2:00pm EST

https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=te6b3a6234e70782087b18c2bcd52b2e0

 Instructor: Nesreen Khashan

 

Accessing Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, and Ancestry Groups

In July, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics of social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics for hundreds of race, Hispanic origin and ancestry populations. These Selected Population Tables from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey contain the most detail for these populations and are available at numerous geographic levels. This one-hour webinar will introduce you to these datasets and show you how to access them using American FactFinder (AFF). This webinar is recommended to participants who are already familiar with AFF and want to learn how to access these Selected Population Tables.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

2:00 –3:00 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tf83bc1e235cdae2312899141d83589b2

Instructor: Nesreen Khashan

 

On the Map: The Road to Employment Dynamics

This workshop is designed for data users who want to research local workforce and employment trends. During this training you will learn how to use the OnTheMap tool, which is a web-based mapping and reporting application that shows where workers are employed and where they live. It also provides companion reports on age, earnings, industry distributions, race, ethnicity, educational attainment, and sex.

Friday, October 13, 2017

1:00 –2:00 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t64b1ca56c1e6c1c3e27ecf7bf4eefca1

Instructor: Eric Coyle

 

QuickFacts: A Primer

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Learn how to access this tool and see how easy it is to visualize, map, share or download your data. QuickFacts is a great tool for users new to Census Bureau data. Attend this session to learn how easy it is to get started, and teachers—find out about easy-to-use exercises that can help you start using QuickFacts in your elementary school classrooms.  

Tuesday, October 17, 2017,

11:00am PST/2:00pm EST

Instructor: Nesreen Khashan

October 17, 2017 Registration Link: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t5218f34690834e97a7c64a7a890b0df5

October 24, 2017 Registration Link: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tcb9571a0b572c0d7552f1a98683b0d31

 

Census Business Builder—Small Business and Regional Analyst Editions: A Primer

The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. During this one-hour webinar, you will be introduced to these web-based applications and get a tour of how to access them. The CBB is also optimized to work well on your mobile device or tablet. For those already familiar with CBB, this webinar features recent enhancements to versions 2.2 including the inclusion of agricultural economic data and the ability to upload your own data tables.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2:00 –3:00 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t5218f34690834e97a7c64a7a890b0df5

Instructor: Nesreen Khashan

 

Accessing Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, and Ancestry Groups

In July, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics of social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics for hundreds of race, Hispanic origin and ancestry populations. These Selected Population Tables from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey contain the most detail for these populations and are available at numerous geographic levels. This one-hour webinar will introduce you to these datasets and show you how to access them using American FactFinder (AFF). This webinar is recommended to participants who are already familiar with AFF and want to learn how to access these Selected Population Tables.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2:00 –3:00 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=te6b3a6234e70782087b18c2bcd52b2e0

Instructor: Nesreen Khashan

 

Getting to Know the Ferrett: DataFerrett for Accessing Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)

Attend this training to learn how to access American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), and customize tables using Data Ferrett. Participants will also learn how to cross-tabulate and modify variables to fulfill specific requirements of a project. Using DataFerrett, you can develop an unlimited array of customized spreadsheets that are as versatile and complex as your usage demands.

Host: Alexandra Barker

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

1:00 pm (EST)

https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tbdfc0052412e4411055c3128066d0eea

 

Race, Ethnicity, Foreign Born and Ancestry by the Numbers

Learn about how to access Census and American Community Survey data about race, ethnicity, foreign born and ancestry groups using a variety of online tools available at census.gov. During this training you will learn about what how the Census Bureau collects and publishes data on these topics, as well how to access and download tables, and creates maps.

This webinar is divided in five parts. It is not required that you attended all five sessions, but recommended that you attend at least the 2 general sessions (Race and Foreign Born & Ancestry classes)

Host: Alexandra Barker

Thursday, October 26, 2017

1:00 pm (EST)

https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tcdc5ad92f45a4852df58d7ee6d85b263

 

MAPLAB

During this webinar you will learn how to utilize the mapping features available in the American FactFinder. Basic instructions will also be provided during the Advanced AFF webinar. MAPLAB will give you an opportunity to explore it more extensively.

Host: Alexandra Barker

Monday, October 30, 2017

1:00 pm (EST)

https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t92a220b6ff229cb56baa28b76e9cf8cf

 

Census Business Builder—Small Business and Regional Analyst Editions: A Primer

The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. During this one-hour webinar, you will be introduced to these web-based applications and get a tour of how to access them. The CBB is also optimized to work well on your mobile device or tablet. For those already familiar with CBB, this webinar features recent enhancements to versions 2.2 including the inclusion of agricultural economic data and the ability to upload your own data tables.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2:00 –3:00 pm (EST)

To register: tps://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t67421c1ddccb7e497f58a23e409940bd

Instructor: Nesreen Khashan

 

Veterans by the Numbers

Learn how to access to the most up-to-date demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and business statistics about our Veterans from the American Community Survey and the Survey of Business Owners using a variety of data tools available online. Learn how to access to the most up-to-date demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and business statistics about our Veterans from the American Community Survey and the Survey of Business Owners using a variety of data tools available online.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tae83922833f5dacd09fb1057f374349e

Instructors: Alexandra Barker & Eric Coyle

 

What’s With that Pop Clock?— and Other Insights of the Population Estimates Program

The Census Bureau Population Estimates program is the official source of population estimates for your city or town, county and state during the other nine years that the Census Bureau is not conducting a census. During this one-hour webinar, learn about this program, when the datasets are released and how you can use them to gain insight into your own community dynamics.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2:00 –3:00 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t9383226738990b83ecfd42198210f0a1

Instructor: Nesreen Khashan

 

Accelerating Census Data in Excel: Basic Visualization and Analysis

During this course you will learn how to download census data access using the American FactFinder for formatting in Excel. You will also learn how to create basic data visualizations and how to conduct advanced analyses of census data.

Host: Alexandra Barker

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

1:00 pm (EST)

https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tbdeff319c9a008e9907797dbdfdd94bc

 

Business Statistics: Census Business Builder

Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about businesses and industries in this overview of the Economic Census and other economic programs. You will learn how to access statistics on the characteristics of business owners, the number of businesses in a given industry, sales, receipts, payroll, and much more using our new application: Census Business Builder. This training is designed for business people interested in growing their business, raising their awareness of the local community and local competition, researching site locations, among many other uses.

Host: Alexandra Barker

Thursday, November 30, 2017

1:00 pm (EST)

https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t2aec3a91e7c4b34b26673d0870477163

 

Data on a Deadline: A Data Access Workshop for Journalists

Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov that can quickly provide a snapshot of you community and enhance your news stories. During this training, you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through live exercises and instruction using tools such as QuickFacts, Easy Stats, Community Facts (AFF), Voting Hot Reports, Census Business Builder, QWI and more.

Part of this webinars will be dedicated to Census Reporter, which is a free online tool that makes it easier for journalists and other data users to write stories and grants using statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Place profiles and comparison pages provide a friendly interface for navigating data, including visualizations for a more useful first look. Census Reporter also offers handy tools for data comparison and makes it easy to create exports for further analysis in tabular or GIS formats. Census Reporter is a Knight News Challenge-funded project.

Host: Alexandra Barker

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

1:00 pm (EST)

https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tb41a9c5ef2963057590c0f9f94c9e1fb

 

What’s With that Pop Clock?— and Other Insights of the Population Estimates Program

The Census Bureau Population Estimates program is the official source of population estimates for your city or town, county and state during the other nine years that the Census Bureau is not conducting a census. During this one-hour webinar, learn about this program, when the datasets are released and how you can use them to gain insight into your own community dynamics.

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2:00 –3:00 pm (EST)

To register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tf0a4fcf8a2fc930fe2b30fdc9e0100a0

Instructor: Nesreen Khashan

If you have any questions, contact the Data Dissemination Branch at census.askdata@census.gov