Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition & Award
The Washington GIS Association (WAGISA) strives to show accomplishments of professionals in the GIS community of Washington State along with working with students who are looking into a career in the GIS field.
Participants must be:
- Current students enrolled at least 6 hours in a relevant curriculum at a Washington State secondary school, community college, technical school, or university program, or
- Current Washington residents enrolled at least 6 hours in a relevant on-line GIS program
- The original work by the student(s)
- Only one submission per lead student presenter
- Conducted as a school project or under the supervision of a student adviser or professor
- Students must be enrolled in a GIS, geography, technology, or related academic program
- Papers should relate to geography, GIS, or allied technologies as applied to a social, natural resource, business, government, or similar subject
This award was established to honor Washington State GIS pioneer and mentor Richard ‘Dick’ Thomas, who passed away in 2006. The intent of this award is to honor Dick by continuing his work of encouraging students to excel in their studies and to transition successfully into careers in the field of GIS. WAGISA's objective is to inspire students to present their original work related to GIS, geography, or geographic research at the annual Washington GIS Conference.
Winners of the Dick Thomas award receive a generous monetary award along with a one year membership to WAGISA and free registration to the next year's WA GIS Conference.
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