UTD GIS is a designated Esri Development Center (EDC) since 2015. Esri is the maker of ArcGIS software suite, and the company sponsors a UTD EDC student of the year award. The award includes $500 cash, an Esri Press book, an Esri certificate of recognition, and with name on our EDC award plaque. Our winner will automatically enter the competition for one or two awards of the Esri International Student of the Year. In 2015, our student of the year, Vini Indriasari won the International Student of the Year. Esri paid for her trip to attend Esri International User Conference in San Diego. Esri President Jack Dangermond presented her the award on the stage in front of 10,000 + conference attendance. Here is a list of winners at UTD:
2015 — Vini Indriansari
2016 — Hyeongmo Koo
2017 — Hyeongmo Koo
2018 — Benjamin Acker
2019 — Brent Dell
The EDC Student of the Year Award recognizes the exemplary contributions to the development of novel GIS-based tools, analytics, or models. Both ArcGIS or open source solutions are welcome. To apply, please submit the following:
Describe your project in 500-1,000 words: what is it, why is it important, what is the conceptual or methodological basis that you used in the development, what is new, and how does it work?
Include a link to your codes in UTD box or OneDrive.
Applications are due in early March. Feel free to submit projects from your GIS Day posters, class projects, thesis research, or dissertation research.