USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit (located on campus across from the Creamery) seeks students with interest / experience in the application of geospatial sciences to agriculture. They "are also interested in using Google Earth Engine’s TensorFlow machine learning tool for several research problems in our group."
Position description (also attached):
Student Research Assistant Position
The USDA-Agricultural Research Service-Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit (located on Penn State’s campus across from the Berkey Creamery) is searching for an undergraduate student interested in gaining experience in one or more of the following fields: geospatial analysis, imagery processing, remote sensing, database management, and computer programming. Below is a brief description of the position.
Remote Sensing Research Assistant
We are looking for a motivated, hardworking individual who could assist with the analysis of remote sensing data for precision management of crop production. Our work encompasses scales ranging from field to regional levels using a range of platforms from UAS to satellite. Depending on level of experience, duties may include processing and analyzing Landsat, Sentinel, and UAS imagery, geospatial analysis using GIS software and Google Earth Engine’s TensorFlow tool for machine learning applications, working with databases to manage large datasets, and computer programming with Python and R. We expect the individual to be able to work as part of a team and independently. The candidate should have solid organizational skills, the ability to follow detailed instructions, and should possess good communication skills. This position will be part-time during the fall and spring semesters with the potential for full-time work during the summer.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Matt Myers by email at Matt.Myers@ars.usda.gov. Please include a resume with your inquiry.