2016 Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona

Register now! The 2016 UCGIS Symposium will be held Tuesday May 24 - Thursday May 26, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Our 2016 focus will be on the GIScience research challenges and strategies of today. Join us as we enjoy the Hotel Valley Ho, a marvelous iconic venue that's been updated with all modern and luxurious amenities. Near the Old Town of Scottsdale. Pre-Symposium workshops will take place on Monday May 23.

UCGIS Awards

Serge Rey
2016 Research
Nina Lam
2016 Carolyn
Diana Sinton
2016 Education
2015 Research


UCGIS is pleased to announce that Diana S. Sinton will receive its 2016 Education Award.
Dr. Sinton has made extraordinary contributions to GIScience education in three key areas: connecting GIScience, cognitive science, and the learning sciences; promoting GIS across multiple curricula and disciplines; and developing GIS as an integrating technology linking curricula, infrastructure, and administration.
As the GIS...

Dr. Nina Lam, Professor and E. L. Abraham Distinguished Professor of Louisiana Environmental Studies in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Louisiana State University, has been selected to receive the inaugural 2016 Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award. Dr. Lam has supervised 17 PhD and 25 Masters students, and has served on more than 300 student committees as co-advisor, minor professor or committee member across The Ohio State University...

UCGIS is pleased to announce that Dr. Sergio Rey, a Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning at Arizona State University, will receive its 2016 Research Award. In addition to having made substantial contributions to the methodology of spatial econometrics and inter-regional modeling, and having advanced the understanding of regional income dynamics, Professor Rey has emerged as a leader in the movement to develop...

UCGIS will be awarding Fellow status to Dr. Nina Lam and Dr. Donna J. Peuquet at its upcoming May 2016 Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Fellows are individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research.  


A Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University, Dr. Nina Lam has made significant contributions to the field of GIScience with research in...