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2020 Student Illustrated Paper Competition

Sponsored by the Remote Sensing/GIS Specialty Groups

AAG Annual Meeting, April 6-10, 2020, Denver, CO

The Remote Sensing Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Illustrated Paper Competition for Students. Students from all academic levels are invited to submit illustrated papers that advance remote sensing and/or GIS. Research must have been completed within the past academic year as part of the applicant's undergraduate or graduate studies. Illustrated papers must be created entirely by the applicant. While papers may include co-authors, the applicant must be primarily responsible for the research presented. Students selected as finalists will be placed in a special illustrated paper session at the Annual Meeting to be held April 6-10, 2020 in Denver, CO.

Illustrated Paper Information

We encourage papers on innovative remote sensing and GIS methods, concepts, theories as well as applications. Research must have been completed within the past academic year as part of the applicant's undergraduate or graduate studies and can include thesis/dissertation topics. The applicant must still be a student at the time of presentation. While papers may include co-authors, the applicant must be primarily responsible for the research presented.

Important Dates

October 30, 2019: deadline for submitting

January 30, 2020: deadline for submitting the full paper

Extended Illustrated paper Competition Guidelines and Structures

An illustrated paper is a poster accompanied by a short (3‐ to 5‐minute) oral summary of the research problem, data, methods, and findings, followed by a one‐on‐one or small group discussion at individual posters. All oral summaries will be given at the beginning of each illustrated paper session before participants disperse to the poster boards around the room. Oral summaries must be given without the use of additional AV equipment (e.g., laptops and projectors). Each presenter will be provided a 4' tall x 8' wide board on which to display their poster and materials.

Awards

First, second, and third place awards will be determined following the competition sessions. The prizes are:

  • First place-$300
  • Second place-$200
  • Third place-$100

An undergraduate award may also be made to an outstanding undergraduate researcher. The first place award will be presented at the AAG Annual Awards Luncheon and the luncheon fee will be covered for the first place winner. The committee reserves the right to not offer such prizes if the papers are not of appropriate quality.

Judging

Posters and oral summaries will be judged on potential contribution to one or more of the sponsoring fields (Remote Sensing and GIS), originality, appropriate use of methodology, organization and composition, clarity, and appropriate use of graphics. Evaluation will take into account the academic level of the entrants.

Submission Requirements

Students who are interested should electronically submit the following to the RSSG Student Co-Director Qiuyan Yu (qiuyanyu@nmsu.edu):

  • Abstract (due October 30, 2019).
  • A copy of the email receipt received from the AAG online abstract submission process (which includes the PIN, due October 30, 2019).
  • The advisor's form (forms.gle/fd8HsfRmwU5gcbEJA).

Please use "2020 AAG Student Illustrated Paper Competition" as the subject of your email message(s).

Contact

Qiuyan Yu (qiuyanyu@nmsu.edu), RSSG Student Co-Director