Esri Young Scholars Award
Esri Young Scholars Award
Are you a university student currently studying geospatial sciences? If so, this is your chance to showcase your GIS research in front of more than 16,000 GIS professionals from around the world.
The Esri Young Scholars Award gives students from across the country the opportunity to be part of the world’s largest spatial technology conference and rub shoulders with the sharpest GIS minds on the planet.
The winner will jet off to San Diego, California to attend the Esri User Conference – with the prize package including:
- Return flights
- Event registration
- Transfers on arrival
- Daily allowance
The nationwide competition celebrates excellence in geospatial study, and is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying geospatial science disciplines at Australian universities.
As well as receiving an all-access-pass to the world’s biggest spatial event, the award recipient will have their work displayed alongside other Young Scholar winners from around the world.
They will also have the chance to meet Jack Dangermond – Esri founder and president – when he presents the international award.
In addition, the Esri Australia Young Scholar will receive a free ArcGIS for Personal Use licence.
Please note: the 2016 Esri Young Scholars Award competition has concluded.
* View the 2016 competition terms and conditions.
Introducing the 2016 Esri Young Scholars Award winner
University of New South Wales PhD candidate Iurii Shendryk has received the 2016 Esri Young Scholars Award for his project, ‘Mapping tree health using airborne laser scans and hyperspectral imagery’.
Iurii’s research analysed the severe tree dieback currently taking place in the world’s largest river red gum forest – which has been attributed to changing flooding regimes over the past six decades.
From his findings, Iurii developed algorithms to accurately classify the health of individual trees in structurally complex forests. He hopes this methodology will act as a starting point for the introduction of forest health monitoring frameworks around the world.
As the recipient of the award, Iurii will be jetting off to the 2016 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, with the prize including return flights, hotel accommodation, conference registration, airport transfers and a daily allowance.
In addition to receiving an all-access-pass to the world’s biggest spatial event, Iurii's work will also be displayed alongside other international Young Scholars, and he will get the chance to meet Jack Dangermond – Esri founder and president.
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