UCGIS Fellows Program
History and Significance
Since 2010, UCGIS has acknowledged those individuals who have contributed to the advancement of geographic information science and technology. The status of UCGIS Fellow is bestowed on the recipient who has had an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the spatial disciplines and communities of practice that use spatial information to complement and support their business operations or academic activities.
The geospatial community brings together individuals from diverse spatial disciplines including but not limited to cartography, computer science, geodesy, geography, geographic information science, photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information science, and surveying. These individuals participate in one or more communities of practice. Examples of communities of practice include agriculture, defense, education, emergency management, forestry, health, environment and natural resources management, education, government, landscape architecture, nonprofit groups, planning and public administration, transportation, tourism, and more.
Profile of UCGIS Fellows
Candidates for Fellow should have an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the spatial disciplines and communities of practice described above. Service to UCGIS will be a significant consideration in order to be elected to Fellow. Presently, the class of UCGIS Fellows includes Luc Anselin, William Craig, David Cowen, Jack Dangermond, Jerome “Jerry” Dobson, Max Egenhofer, Arthur Getis, Michael Goodchild, Karen Kemp, Duane Marble, David Mark, Harlan Onsrud, Gerald Rushton, Waldo Tobler, and E. Lynn Usery.
The UCGIS Board of Directors is delighted to invite nominations for the 2013 Class of UCGIS Fellows to join this illustrious group.
Candidates for Fellow must be nominated by one of the two lead delegates within a UCGIS member institution or by an existing Fellow.
To complete the nomination, the nominator should provide the following information:
A signed nomination letter that specifically describes the outstanding intellectual, technical, and/or professional geographic information science and technology (GIS&T) accomplishments and contributions that merit election to the Grade of Fellow;
A complete curriculum vitae that includes full contact information including mailing address and email; detailed information related to education; employment history; publication record; professional service record; documentation of service within UCGIS if any; and other pertinent information such as software products developed, patents, and membership in learned societies;
A minimum of two additional letters of recommendation that can speak to the specific question of why the individual should be accorded the honor and status of being a UCGIS Fellow;
Full contact information including e-mail address of the nominator;
Electronic submissions are strongly recommended
If you desire to submit paper documents, please mail SIX copies to:
Guidance in Preparing Nomination Letters
Nominators are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Usery (email@example.com) if there are questions related to the nomination. Nominators are also encouraged to review the profiles of current fellows at http://www.ucgis2.org/fellows
Deadline for Submitting Nominations
Please submit nominations on or before February 1st, 2013
Selection and Review Process
In accordance with previously established policies, the Fellows will review and provide recommendations to the UCGIS Board of Directors on March 1st, 2013
The UCGIS Board of the Directors will discuss the recommendations and make all final determinations about the selection of UCGIS Fellows before March 30th, 2013.
Notification of Selection
Nominators and successful inductees will be notified by the UCGIS President no later than by April 15th, 2013.
UCGIS Fellows Recognition
The successful nominees will be inducted as the 2013 Class of Fellows in a ceremony that will take place during the 2013 UCGIS Symposium, May 21st to 23rd, 2013 at the:
Mason Inn, George Mason University-Fairfax Campus, Virginia.