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U-Spatial Symposium

October 21, 2013 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
McNamara Alumni Center
The U-Spatial Symposium brings together people working on spatial questions and issues in their research. Symposium activities focused on facilitating connections among researchers to support scientific and creative activities. The symposium this year will focus on data-related topics, assessing U-Spatial after its first two years, and looking to the future of U-Spatial.
Congratulations to the student poster competition winners!
Best Poster - Design/Planning: Abdeltawab Hendawi
Best Poster - Natural Science: Taylor Long
Best Poster - Overall: Abdeltawab Hendawi



8:30 Registration



U-Spatial - Past and present
A quick overview of what has been accomplished during the first two years of U-Spatial.



U-Spatial - Futures
Small Group Discussions on how U-Spatial has helped your spatial research and how we can move forward into the future.


Time for networking or talking with students about their posters.



Spatial Data Discussion
From creation to archiving, data is important to all research projects.  The Data Core will present their work on creating an infrastructure for spatial data from creation to archiving and looking for feedback on what can be done to help your research projects.

12:00 Lunch



Have a topic you would like to talk about?  Propose a session and see how many people attend.


Time for networking or talking with students about their poster.


Quick reports from the unconference groups.


Student Poster Competition

We are soliciting poster submissions from students for the U-Spatial Symposium on October 21st.  Posters will be entered in one of four category and a best-of-symposium overall grouping. The four categories are: 1) Natural science, 2) Social science, 3) Design/Planning, and 4) Humanities. Symposium participants will use a ranked voting for each category and the best of symposium. There will be 1st and 2nd place prizes in each category and a symposium best poster prize. A panel of faculty and staff will also vote on posters.

Submissions will follow a two step process. The poster creator must complete an online form that includes the poster title, a 100 word description, the names of authors, and the desired category. These forms will be vetted by the symposium organizers and moderators. Selected students will be invited to submit a full poster and given details on preparation and hanging of their poster for the symposium.

Register for the poster competition.


U-Spatial 2012 Symposium Page