URISA seeks to encourage students in a variety of academic settings and disciplines to write and publish papers and projects for the URISA membership and others in the spatial technologies industry. To promote this objective URISA has established a student competition.
The 2011 Student Competition will consist of a two-tier approach that includes Papers and Posters.
- PAPERS - Students are invited to submit a paper for a special section of the URISA Journal. The papers will undergo a review process under the direction of the Publications Committee, augmented by the Editor of the URISA Journal. Lead authors of the top three papers would receive an award of a one-year membership in URISA or free registration at the annual URISA conference. Submissions are due on or before June 6, 2011. For details, click here.
- POSTERS - Community college and GIS Certificate students are invited to submit posters. The posters will undergo a review process under the direction of the Publications Committee, augmented by community college instructors. (This category is co-sponsored by the National GeoTech Center.) The top ten posters will receive an award of a one-year membership in URISA and will be recommended for free registration at a regional URISA conference. Submissions are due on or before June 6, 2011. For details, click here.
All winners will receive a certificate signed by the URISA President and their paper/presentation/poster will be posted on the URISA webpage. Winning submissions will be posted on the URISA web site and announced through various industry publications and communications.