(Short) Summer School: Collaborative Problem Solving with CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science

Are you a graduate student or early-career scholar with interests in such topics as emergency management, urban planning, the food/energy/water nexus, Smart Cities, or hydrology?  What do these all have in common? They use big data sets from many different sectors or agencies and require timely processing with high power computing. How can you learn more about this? Apply to attend our 10-day Summer School from May 15-25, 2017!  You'll spend a week at the CyberGIS Center for Advanced and Digital Studies and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, collaborating to develop novel solutions to scientific problems, learning about and taking advantage of cutting-edge scientific advances and technical capabilities of cyberGIS. Experience the kinds of professional interactions that are key to addressing complex geospatial problems and related big data challenges. Then you'll share your activities with colleagues at the UCGIS Symposium in Washington,  DC.  

Applicants from UCGIS member institutions are eligible to receive a $2000 travel award to make this happen!  The deadline to apply is Monday February 20. Learn more here!  Plus, you can watch and listen to this informational webinar that describes cyberGIS, the Summer School, and its logistics. 


The Benefits of Membership

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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Do you teach a class that directly involves geospatial technologies?  

Please participate in this online survey that aims to produce a current snapshot of instructional activities and enrollments in GIS&T courses. The goal is to conduct a nationwide assessment of all higher education courses that 1) provide instruction in the use of GIS&T procedures; 2) deal with the design, implementation and impact of the technology; and/or 3) cover new frontiers of GI Science. We aim to include every course from two-year certificate programs to Ph.D. level seminars.

The effort is being directed by David Cowen, professor emeritus from the University of South Carolina.This survey is endorsed by UCGIS, AAG, and Esri.

Once completed, the summary results will be openly available in several formats but individual responses will be not be released.