UCGIS held its inaugural Summer School at the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate students and early career scholars worked in teams, led by mentors and other experts, to understand and address open-ended societal problems with a geospatial bent. Teams then presented their work as posters during the UCGIS Symposium in Arlington, Virginia, and three of the teams had their work selected for awards. Kudos to all scholars who were part of our Summer School! 

      Social Media and Diffusion Poster   CyberGIS Multi-Criteria  Food Water and Energy Nexus

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UCGIS enables scholars within its member institutions (universities and colleges, federal agencies, and industry partners) to collaboratively engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching to advance GIScience.  UCGIS facilitates and supports scholarly communities and networks to undertake large scale projects that serve the GIS community as a whole.  We are the professional hub for the academic GIS community. Membership allows access, discounts, and opportunities. 

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UCGIS Announces Award Winners for 2017

The review committees have diligently sorted through the nominations and the results are in. Join us in congratulating Ann Johnson for having been selected as the recipient of the 2017 UCGIS Education Award, Bhudu Bhaduri for the 2017 UCGIS Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award, and Dan Griffith for the 2017 UCGIS Research Award. Well done! We will honor each of these individuals during the upcoming 2017 Symposium in Arlington, Virginia. Thanks to all of the individuals who nominated people this year. 

Learn more about the UCGIS Awards program and see all of our previous winners.