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UCGIS Summer School 2017
Collaborative Problem Solving with CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science
Check out this informational webinar to learn more about CyberGIS, the Summer School, and the logistics of participating.
In May 2017, UCGIS will launch its first Summer School for graduate students and early-career scholars who are affiliated with UCGIS member institutions. This year the theme will be Collaborative Problem Solving with CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science, a rich topic for GIS&T and related applications. Approximately 30 participants will collaborate in developing novel solutions to scientific problems, learning about and taking advantage of cutting-edge scientific advances and technical capabilities of cyberGIS (e.g. ROGER, http://go.illinois.edu/ROGER) and geospatial data science, and experiencing the kinds of professional interactions that are key to addressing complex geospatial problems and related big data challenges. The program is ideal for those working with geospatial sciences and technologies on topics relevant to STEM disciplines, with a particular focus placed on the following three interdisciplinary themes: emergency management, smart and connected communities, and the nexus of food, energy and water systems.
This 2017 Summer School will be hosted by the CyberGIS Center for Advanced and Digital Studies and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) from Monday May 15 - Saturday May 20, 2017, immediately prior to the UCGIS Symposium in Washington D.C. At the conclusion of the Summer School learning experience at UIUC, the participants will travel to the Symposium where they will share their knowledge in dedicated sessions.
If you are a graduate student or early-career scholar at a UCGIS member institution and are currently working in a domain that already uses cyberGIS approaches, or you are interested in learning more about frontiers in cyberGIS and geospatial data science, this Summer School will offer new and exciting opportunities for your professional development, and will help you build connections with others in these fields. UCGIS and UIUC will offer travel awards through support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for participating in the Summer School and subsequent Symposium.
Awardees will receive NSF travel support to attend both the Summer School and the UCGIS Symposium. Each award is up to $2,000. Assistance for travel arrangements will be provided by UIUC.
How to Apply?
Applications will be accepted starting January 20, 2017. Each application needs to include the following components as a single PDF.
Applications should be submitted via EasyChair, and will be due by February 20, 2017. Awardees will be notified by March 6, 2017.
EasyChair Submission Instructions