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Graduate Research Assistant Position Available at the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC)/School of Computing


We are seeking a motivated MS student to work on an exciting applied remote sensing research project examining land use and land cover change in the Shoshone River watershed (near Cody, WY) at the University of Wyoming. This project utilizes cutting-edge uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) and high-resolution satellite remote sensing data to derive land cover and detect geomorphic changes over time. The student will be involved in remote sensing data acquisition and processing, land cover classification, change detection analysis, accuracy assessment, and presenting results to project partners.

The successful applicant will work under the guidance of Drs. Di Yang and Austin Madson and collaborate with state/federal agencies to inform best management practices in the watershed. This project is funded through the USGS and the Wyoming Water Research Program.

Qualified applicants should have:

Competitive graduate stipend, tuition, and health insurance will be provided. The position start date is flexible, ideally spring or fall 2024.

To apply:

Please send the following materials as a single PDF document in an email to Dr. Di Yang ( and Dr. Austin Madson ( with the subject line “USGS/WRP GRA”. The PDF should contain 1) a CV (including contact information for at least three references), 2) a cover letter outlining your research interests and how they align with this project, and 3) unofficial transcripts. The submission deadline is November 15, 2023.

About UW and Laramie:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research, and outreach. Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. For more information about the region, please visit

Hiring Statement:

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. WE are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. The Division of Communication Disorders’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement can be found here: