URISA Announces 2011 Student Competition

January 24, 2011 (Des Plaines, IL) - URISA is pleased to announce its 2011 Student Competition. The 2011 Student Competition will consist of a two-tier approach that includes Papers and Posters. Submissions are due on or before June 6, 2011. For complete details: http://www.urisa.org/student_paper_competition

PAPERS – Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit a paper for a special section of the URISA Journal. The papers will undergo a review process under the direction of the Publications Committee, augmented by the Editor of the URISA Journal. Lead authors of the top three papers would receive an award of a one-year membership in URISA or free registration at the annual URISA conference.

POSTERS - Community college and GIS Certificate students are invited to submit posters. The posters would undergo a review process under the direction of the Publications Committee, augmented by community college instructors. (This category is co-sponsored by the National GeoTech Center.) The top ten posters will receive an award of a one-year membership in URISA and will be recommended for free registration at a regional URISA conference.

The URISA Student Competition Committee will review all submissions and the winners will be notified in early August. Winners will be recognized during the awards ceremony at GIS-Pro 2011: URISA's 49th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana (the Awards Breakfast will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2011 ).

For details and submission information, visit http://www.urisa.org/student_paper_competition


Wendy Nelson
Executive Director - URISA
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