2022 UCGIS Symposium to be held June 7-9 | Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

The 2022 UCGIS Symposium will be held June 7-9th on the beautiful campus of Syracuse University!  Registration is now open along with calls for workshops, sessions and student presentations -  More information can be found at the symposium page.

UCGIS also is honored to present awards to members of our geospatial community who have extraordinary records of accomplishments, including service to the mission of UCGIS.  The 2022 award nominations are now open at the links below!  More information about the UCGIS awards program can be found on the awards page.

2022 Award Recipients

Research Award

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Alan MacEachren

Early/Mid-Career Research Award

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Song Gao

Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award

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Libby Wentz



GIS&T Body of Knowledge

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TRELIS 2022 Fellows Selected! 

In June 2022, the TRELIS project, Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM-Geospatial Sciences, will hold its fourth workshop at the Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. The TRELIS Fellows will participate in a workshop that has been designed to target topics and concerns of early-career individuals and focus on envisioning and crafting leadership pathways. This year, on the final day of the workshop, an All TRELIS event will include members from the 2018, 2019, and 2020-21 cohorts. Afterwards, the TRELIS Fellows will continue their professional development exchanges during the UCGIS Symposium at Syracuse University.  Our 2022 Cohort includes:  

TRELIS is managed by a leadership team from the University of Maine, San José State University, the University of Colorado, the University of Southern California, Arizona State University, Tableau Software, and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). It is supported with generous funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant #1660400). For more information, contact Kate Beard, TRELIS PI, at the University of Maine or look for resources at www.ucgis.org/TRELIS.