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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

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

 

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.

Student Competition!!

NOVA GIS Students!

Please consider submitting a project to this competition.  Our students have been very successful in competitions!

2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

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! 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 video (approximately 10-15 minutes in length) which not only highlights their use of geospatial technology, but also demonstrates their communication and presentation skills. As Rodney Jackson, Dean of Business, Engineering & Technical Studies at Davidson County Community College states: “The ability to provide a competition for students to demonstrate their geospatial competency to industry partners, within the context of a national conference, has significant value within their educational experience.” More details to follow in the coming months; updates will be posted to the competition website.

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2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

https://sites.google.com/site/geospatialcompetition/

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! 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 video (approximately 10-15 minutes in length) which not only highlights their use of geospatial technology, but also demonstrates their communication and presentation skills. As Rodney Jackson, Dean of Business, Engineering & Technical Studies at Davidson County Community College states: “The ability to provide a competition for students to demonstrate their geospatial competency to industry partners, within the context of a national conference, has significant value within their educational experience.” More details to follow in the coming months.

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, or GPS/GNSS) or geospatial technology program at an accredited 2-year or 4-year U.S. institution, and reside within the U.S., are eligible to enter. Questions regarding eligibility can be directed to either Tom Mueller at mueller@calu.edu or Scott Jeffrey at sjeffrey@ccbcmd.edu. One entry per student and only individual student submissions allowed (no group projects).

Judging:

Entries will be due by Friday, June 12, 2015 and will be judged by a panel of experienced geospatial specialists. The combined scores from all judges will determine the top five (5) student finalists. These finalists will win an all-expense-paid trip to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015: Geography at the Nexus of Collaboration international conference in Spokane, WA on October 18-22, 2015, where they will be required to present their project. Judges will then determine the competitors’final place ranking. It is anticipated that three (3) of the student finalists will be from two-year colleges and two (2) from four-year institutions. The exact split will depend upon the number of students who enter the competition and the quality of the work submitted (judges also reserve the right to invite fewer than five student finalists).

Additional details, along with the official application, will be available by April 2015. Stay tuned!

Data Challenge Deadline March 11

https://divvybikes.com/datachallenge

Data Challenge

BRING OVER 750,000 DIVVY TRIPS TO LIFE

We’re happy to announce the first ever Divvy Data Challenge, in partnership with 1871, Chicago’s co-working center for digital startups.

Divvy trip data for the 750,000 trips taken in 2013 are now publicly available for the first time, and we’re encouraging all scientists, designers, and programmers to analyze and present the data in visually compelling ways.

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2013 VAMLIS Virginia GIS Conference Poster Conference

2013 VAMLIS Virginia GIS Conference Poster Contest

 

A picture tells a thousand words! This is an open invitation to the geospatial community (local  governments, PDC’s, state agencies, federal governments working in Virginia, precollege students and faculty, higher education students and faculty) to share your work and ideas with others.  This is an excellent (and casual) way to share what your organization is doing with the rest of Virginia’s geospatial community!

Contest Categories

 

Pre-college  

(students)

Higher   education

(undergrad + graduate students)

Professional  

(local / state / federal government personnel, land trust,   private sector, educational faculty and staff)

1ST   Place: $1000 Award

1st   Place: $1000 Award

1st   Place: $100 Gift Card

2nd   Place: $100 Gift Card

2nd   Place: $100 Gift Card

2nd   Place: $50 Gift Card

3rd   Place: $50 Gift Card

3rd   Place: $50 Gift Card

3rd   Place: $50 Gift Card

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Map Contest -Please Submit Your Map!

 http://www.cartogis.org/awards/contest.php

 Student awards are sponsored by the National Geographic Society, Avenza, and ESRI. Each student award consists of a cash prize ($500), a National Geographic atlas, a student license of Avenza Mapublisher, and a certificate of award. Runners-up will receive a beautiful National Geographic map or atlas. Student mapmakers in a certificate, diploma, or degree program (bachelor, masters, doctorate) must have produced their entries with student facilities as part of an accredited course. Student entries must be signed by a course instructor. Winning entries will displayed at a number of national and international professional functions and will then become part of the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress. Scans of winning entries will also be provided (with permission) to educators and teachers as examples of excellent map design for their students.

Student entries are strongly encouraged. Therefore, there is no fee for student entries. Professional entries are $30 for each map submitted.