This year, the School of Information Systems and Technology (SISAT) at Claremont Graduate University is hosting a Student Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Challenge Contest for GIS day on November 16th, 2011. We are sponsoring this contest in collaboration with Esri to encourage graduating (or recently graduated) students in pursuing innovation and advanced education in GIS and related information sciences.
A national press release was just released for the contest can be found at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/claremont-graduate-university-launches-scholarship-contest-for-student-gis-software-developers-129652653.html. As summarized in the release two grand prizes will be awarded, one in for transportation safety applications, and one for health/humanitarian applications. *The grand prize includes: $1000 in cash, a trip to Claremont, California for GIS Day, and $35,000 Tuition Scholarship *toward a graduate degree from our school.
Click here for a flyer about the competition. Those who are interested can register on the SISAT Advanced GIS Lab (A-GIS Lab) website and will receive the full proposal submission guidelines when they do so. Please visit the site at: http://www.cgu.edu/gischallenge.
*The Deadline for Proposal Submissions is **11:59pm Tuesday, November 1st, 2011*. Challenge winners will be announced on GIS Day November 16th, 2011. Their work will also be showcased at the GIS Day event on our campus in Claremont, California. More information about SISAT/CGU graduate degree programs can be found at: www.cgu.edu/SISAT