News Release| Geography Department; Cal State L.A.

May 19, 2011

Department to open doors to exploration in geosciences

Geography Career Day and Open House at CSULA May 26

What & Who:  Interested in studying, teaching and preserving the Earth, its resources and environment? Discover educational opportunities and careers in geosciences at Cal State L.A.’s 2011 Geography Career Day and Open House.

Featuring representatives from federal and state government agencies, cities, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, map makers and other private companies, the event will also offer information about programs in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and spatial analysis offered by the Department of Geography and Urban Analysis at CSULA. Refreshments will be served.

When:               Thursday, May 26, 2011,  4-7 p.m.

Where:              King Hall, room D4044, on the CSULA campus. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways.  (Campus map and directions:  

Details:            King Hall D4044 is the location of the CSULA’s Map Library, which includes an extensive collection of maps issued by U. S. government agencies. It also houses copies of U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps of 10 western states as well as Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) nautical and aeronautical charts that are referenced for faculty and student research.

Info:                  Free to the public. For more information, call the CSULA’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies at (323) 343-2220.               

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