shrug-l: FW: Georgia URISA Student Award
tcorbin at keckwood.com
Tue Apr 17 16:41:25 EDT 2007
Dear GIS Colleague,
The Georgia Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (Georgia
URISA) is offering a monetary award in 2007 to deserving GIS students.
For the first time this year, The Thomas Mettille Student Achievement
Award is being expanded to include more than one recipient - one
graduate student as well as one undergraduate student, thanks to the
2006 Faust family donation. The award consists of an ESRI Single Use
License of ArcView and $500. We invite students to submit an abstract on
a valid GIS project and for instructors to nominate student(s) from your
program for consideration for this award. Submittals must be received
by Friday, April 20, 2007. Winners will be announced by Friday, April
27, 2007. Each winner will be expected to present their GIS-related
project at the Georgia URISA Student Award/Career Day Luncheon on
Tuesday, May 08, 2007 (giving each winner 2-weeks to prepare).
The criteria for nomination are as follows:
1. Must be a student who uses GIS in his/her course of study.
2. One award will be offered to one graduate and one undergraduate
student, currently enrolled in a Georgia academic institution.
3. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The scoring will be based on the following:
Reflects broad research and application of critical-thinking
Shows notable insight or understanding of the topic
Reflects good understanding of the technology used in the project
Captures the audience's attention and compels
Has a clear goal related to a significant topic or issue
Information included has been compiled from several relevant
The project is useful to an audience beyond the students who
There is a focus that is maintained throughout the piece
Creative and effective and fully describes the focus of the
Presents information in an accurate and organized manner that can
easily understood by the intended audience
All elements make a contribution
Little or no technical problems, and none of a serious nature
Elements of presentation are in a balanced, attractive,
With minor exceptions, all elements contribute rather than detract
from the presentation's overall effectiveness
Use of Technology:
The project demonstrates competence in the use of current GIS
technology. All GIS and related software and techniques must be
The project demonstrates the use of at least one of the following:
analytical GIS techniques (raster and / or vector), programming,
preparation and manipulation, and database design.
The project employs some use of new technology or the use of
technology in innovative ways.
The project demonstrates an understanding of how GIS is applied to
solve real-world problems.
At least two references must be supplied of individuals who can
verify the project content. References must include name, title,
organization, contact phone, e-mail address, and postal address.
All source material must be fully acknowledged using footnotes and
All project data must be documented with the most current FGDC-
and/or ISO- compliant metadata.
Point Scoring Methodology:
Use of Technology (1.5)
For consideration of this award, please send the following items:
1. A project summary, demonstrating the student's competency in using
2. 2 references and/or an instructor recommendation
For consideration, please send these items (digital or hardcopy -
digital is preferred) by April 20, 20076 to:
11465 Johns Creek Parkway
nculpepper at esri.com
p. 678-417-1883 X 12
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Natalie.
Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP
Associate Vice President, GIS/Mapping
ESRI Authorized Instructor
Keck & Wood, Inc.
(678) 417-8785 fax
Keck & Wood, Inc offers instructor led and virtual training for ESRI's
ArcGIS & ArcView software.
Please visit <http://www.keckwood.com/> www.keckwood.com for more
information including a schedule of upcoming classes.
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