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UCGIS 2017 Summer School
Monday, May 15, 2017 to Saturday, May 20, 2017
Category: Summer School

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.