Students Are Active in Our Center
Students at the Center for GIS and across campus routinely create maps, software applications and code, and other geospatial tools as part of their research assistantships, classes, and sometimes even for personal enjoyment. Our students’ high-caliber work is often recognized through their contributions at conferences, workshops, geospatial contests, and through journal publications.
Since 2012, CGIS and the Student Planning Association have hosted the GIS Day Map and Poster Competition each November during Geography Awareness Week. (The 2015 competition is highlighted above.) More than 100 students from across campus have participated in this event. Students submit original maps and posters highlighting their interests and research in geospatial disciplines and technologies and are evaluated based on their originality, cartographic skills, and effectiveness as a communication device. Entries are displayed in the Jean Cohen Gallery in the College of Design, peer-reviewed and judged, with winners announced during a reception at the end of GIS Day.