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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

 

NREIP -  Internship Applications - Deadline: October 31, 201

The 2018 NREIP (Naval Research Enterprise Internship) program application is open. Applications for internships are open until October 31st!

For more information, visit:

https://nreip.asee.org/

 

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) scholarships – applications now open!

Deadline: January 31, 2017!

The Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

This scholarship is for rising juniors, however, sophomores and freshmen can prepare for upcoming annual application dates.

http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship

 

November 4, 2017 - STEAM Festival - Prince George's County Parks & Recreation

M-NCPPC’s Department of Parks and Recreation is taking a leading role to bring out the inner STEAM power in Prince George’s County youth by providing engaging and fun programming that builds confidence and a better understanding in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

Volunteer

Do you love science experiments, getting hands on with art, creating and testing out new electronics or machines, or playing with kids? Then you should consider volunteering for the STEAMFest Kick-Off event!

M-NCPPC is looking for volunteers, ages 15 and older, to help with their "amazing" STEAMFest Kick-off event on Saturday, November 4, from 10 AM – 3 PM at The Show Place Arena. So give them a shout if you are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or the Arts! You will learn new things and meet new people, and this volunteer opportunity is approved for Prince George's County Public Schools student service learning hours.

http://www.pgparks.com/844/STEAM-Festival