2023 IGIC Emerging Professional Research Competition

Our second IGIC Emerging Professional research competition will be hosted at the 2023 IGIC (Indiana Geographic Information Council) Annual Conference (May 10-12, Evansville).

Please submit your abstract to Dr. Yuri Kim ([email protected]). The abstract must include the title, authors with affiliation, and description of your projected (up to 250 words). 

The things we already know -- Many talented young GIS scholars have been enriching our Indiana GIS community. Meet your fellows and celebrate emerging GIS professionals' contemporary work!

Important Timeline:

  • April 21: Deadline to submit your abstract
  • April 28: Announcing invited speakers


  • 1st Place: $150
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd Place: $50

When: May 11 between 10am and noon (CDT)

Where: Old National Events Plaza, Locust BE

 Congratulations to our 2022 winners

  • 1st Place

    Elissa Day, Indiana University Bloomington

    Graduation date: 2023. Research interests: environments of ancient Egypt, coastal erosion, cultural heritage, maritime heritage, birds and seabirds.

    Mapping Crimes Against Birds in the UK Using RSPB Data
  • 2nd Place

    Gaia Cervini, Purdue University

    Expected graduation date: Spring 2025. Research interests: sustainable and resilient urban development, GIS and remote sensing applications.

    Exploring the Relationship Between Extreme Urban Temperatures and Electric Vehicle Adoption in California
  • 3rd Place

    Lena Azimi, Purdue University

    Expected graduation date: May 2025. 

    Crop Residue Estimation Using SAR
IGIC extends its gratitude to its competition judges: Joan Keene, Ryan Bowe, Kathy Kozenski, Marianne Caldwell and Shaun Scholer.