In recognition of her significant contributions to Geographic Information Science, College of the Coast & Environment Professor and Abraham Distinguished Professor of Louisiana Environmental Studies Nina Lam is set to receive Fellow status from the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). She will be awarded at the organization's May 2016 Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona.
According to UCGIS, Fellow status is reserved for individuals who have "contributed significantly to the advancement of Geographic Information Science education and research," and:
Advance research in the field of Geographic Information Science;
Expand and strengthen Geographic Information Science education;
Advocate policies for the promotion of the ethical use of and access to geographic information technologies; and,
Build scholarly communities and networks to foster multi-disciplinary GIS research and education.
The Fellows Program was created in 2010 to celebrate the extraordinary record of achievements of individuals in a variety of spatial disciplines and communities of practice that use spatial information. Fellows are selected by a review committee comprised of the current UCGIS Fellows and members of the UCGIS Board of Directors.
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