Category Archives: Competition

NSF Competition: Community College Innovation Challenge

About The Challenge

Are you a community college student who has a novel idea that uses science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)? The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) present the third annualCommunity College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) that asks student teams to innovate a STEM-based solution to a real-world problem. Teams will submit projects in one of three themes: Maker to Manufacturer, Energy and Environment, and Security Technologies. Form your team with a faculty mentor and community and/or industry partner to enter. An entry consists of a written portion and a 90-second video. Visit the Promotional Toolkit, where you can download posters, postcards and more.  Image description & credit

To learn more, click on the link: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/communitycollege/ 

GeoTech Center 2016 Geospatial Skills Competition

 The GeoTech Center is pleased to announce the 2016 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition! The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create a project that utilizes geospatial technology to address a real-world problem. The student will then present the project and the resulting deliverables as a Poster that not only highlights their use of geospatial technology, but also demonstrates their communication and presentation skills.

The competition is software neutral.

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ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must meet all of the requirements below to qualify for the competition (questions regarding eligibility can be directed to either Tom Mueller (Mueller@calu.edu) or Scott Jeffrey (sjeffrey@ccbcmd.edu):

  • Applicants must be the age of 18 or older;
  • Applicants must be enrolled during the Spring 2016 term in a geospatial technology course (e.g., geographic information systems, remote sensing, GPS/GNSS, etc.) or geospatial technology program at an accredited 2-year or 4-year U.S. institution (undergraduate status);
  • Applicants must reside in the U.S.;
  • All work and cartographic output must be the original work of the applicant;
  • Only one entry allowed per student; and
  • Only individual student submissions allowed (no group projects).
  • FOR MORE INFO SEE LINK:
    http://www.geotechcenter.org/2016-geospatial-skills-competition.html

Summer of Maps Fellowship Program

http://www.summerofmaps.com/about/

About Summer of Maps

Summer of Maps is a fellowship program organized by Azavea. We are a B Corporation that specializes  in civic-minded GIS software development and spatial analysis.

Summer of Maps offers stipends to student GIS analysts to perform geospatial data analysis for non-profit organizations. Every year we match up non-profit organizations that have spatial analysis needs with talented students of GIS to implement projects over a three-month period during the summer.

Student Eligibility

This is a paid fellowship program opened to full-time or part-time students. The Summer of Maps program defines a student as an individual accepted into or enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution located in the United States, including community colleges, universities, masters, PhD and undergraduate programs. Alternatively, applicants may be enrolled in an accredited non-U.S. university, but must have a valid work visa that enables work in the United States (we are not able to sponsor students for a visa or provide travel expenses for travel to the U.S.).  If students are accepted into or enrolled in a college or university program as of April 2016, they are eligible to participate in the program, even if they will graduate during the program. Applicants must be available to work at the Azavea office in Philadelphia beginning June 1st.

Applicants may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation from their accredited institution as proof of enrollment or admission status. Applicants do not need to be in a Geography or GIS program in order to apply, but they should have experience performing analysis using desktop GIS software.

Students that accept the offer to participate in the program are expected to work 12 weeks of time and 40 hours per week out of Azavea’s Philadelphia office. Fellows are expected to adhere to a consistent weekly schedule. Responsibilities are listed below:

  • Work directly with their nonprofit clients to determine project requirements and conduct a scope of work
  • Research and assemble geospatial data from their clients and public data sources
  • Coordinate with their mentors to provide regular status updates to their clients
  • Develop map-based analyses for nonprofit clients
  • Design cartography for analysis projects
  • Write a minimum of two blog posts about the project work completed
  • Perform other data analysis and cartography tasks as directed by the Project Manager
  • Participate in Azavea company activities
  • Conduct final presentations to their clients
  • Participate in kick off and culminating program events
  • Prepare short presentations on projects for the culminating event
  • Produce a final deliverable packages for each project including documentation, data, maps, a report and other necessary client deliverables
  • Complete all program work to satisfaction by the final day of the program without exception

2016 Geospatial Skills Competition

2016 Geospatial Skills Competition

The GeoTech Center is pleased to announce the 2016 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition! The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create a project that utilizes geospatial technology to address a real-world problem. The student will then present the project and the resulting deliverables as a Poster that not only highlights their use of geospatial technology, but also demonstrates their communication and presentation skills.

All materials must be submitted no later than midnight Eastern Time on Friday, April 29th.

The competition will be judged by a panel of experienced geospatial specialists, and the combined scores from all judges will determine the winners. These winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 2016 ESRI User Conference in San Diego, CA on June 27 – July 1, 2016. Winning posters will be on display at the 2016 Esri User Conference map gallery.

Please check out our website for more information:

http://www.geotechcenter.org/2016-geospatial-skills-competition.html

 

DC Climathon Challege!!!

George Washington University is hosting the DC Climathon where teams can come together over 24 hours to create the best project around the climate change challenge (DC’s challenge is waste). The teams’ ideas are judged and then the winning teams are selected to continue working and potentially present at the UN’s COP21 in Paris. Attached is a flyer for the DC Climathon.

Learn more: http://www.climate-kic.org/climathon/#the-challenge

Feel free to email Meghan Chapple at GW if you are interested in participating.

2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Deadline is June 12, 2015

Win a trip to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Conference*!

The GeoTech Center and URISA are pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition, created to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. The competition website has been updated to include all competition rules, judging criteria, and the official entry form.

Projects will be judged on categories including project design, organization, analysis, and overall presentation quality. An official rubrichas been made available. All materials must be submitted no later than midnight Eastern Time on Friday, June 12, 2015.

The initial round of the competition will be judged by a panel of experienced geospatial specialists, and the combined scores from all judges will determine the top five (5) student finalists. These finalists will receive an all-expense-paid* trip to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015international conference in Spokane, WA on October 1822, 2015, where they will be required to present their project during the final round of the competition (judges will determine their final place ranking at this time).

To enter the competition, students must submit the following along with their entry form:

  • a 150-250 word abstract that describes their project, demonstrating their knowledge and proficiency of geospatial technology and
  • a no-longer-than 10 minute video (check out the competition website for video tips and requirements).

Eligibility:

Students who are at least 18 years old and currently enrolled during Spring 2015 in a geospatial technology course (e.g., geographic information systems, remote sensing, GPS/GNSS, etc.) or geospatial technology program at an accredited 2-year or 4-year U.S. institution are eligible to enter. Applicant must reside in the U.S. Only one entry allowed per student and only individual student submissions allowed (no group projects). Questions regarding eligibility can be directed to either Tom Mueller at mueller@calu.edu or Scott Jeffrey atsjeffrey@ccbcmd.edu.

*Paid expenses include airfare, vehicle mileage, hotel, meals (set per-diem rate), travel to/from hotel and airport, and other travel-related items approved in advance by the GeoTech Center Director. Students must follow the Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) travel regulations and use JCTC’s official travel agent. Advanced approval of travel, along with all required travel forms, must be received 30 days prior to the event. Complimentary conference registration will be provided by URISA.

10th Annual Loudoun County GIS Forum (Wed, May 6, 2015)

This is a great event each year.  And a super opportunity to network with folks who “do GIS” for a living.  AND, you can enter your favorite map (maybe your term project?) in the mapping contest.  I hope to see you there!

Click the link below for more info and registration materials.

Tenth Annual Loudoun GIS Forum Registration Documents 2015 FINALS

VEGAS ANYONE??

Hexagon Geospatial is sponsoring a contest this year for the international conference that takes place in Las Vegas June 1-4.  The winner, both student and their professor, get an all-expense paid trip to the conference and will present their abstract there.

The details can be found on the website here:

http://www.hexagongeospatial.com/solutions/education/education-contest

Students must be 21 to participate.