Three remarkable graduating seniors at UC Santa Barbara have been named winners of the university's top awards for their scholastic achievement, their extraordinary service to the university and the community, and their personal courage and persistence.
This blog is of course interested in the geographer, Seth R. Gorelik, of Los Angeles, who won the Jeremy D. Friedman Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership, superior scholarship, and contributions to undergraduate life on campus.
Gorelik’s most impressive achievement, according to his nominator, has emerged through his work as a student assistant in the Map and Imagery Lab at UCSB’s Davidson Library. With superior technical skills and rare initiative, he led the integration of a new set of important GIS technologies into the daily work of the library. He also helped the library create digital data from a wealth of older analog materials in aerial photography, allowing for more seamless, fast, and remote access to map information.
What's next for Gorelik? A position in remoste sensing at NASA's JPL.
Win a free Esri Certification Test by dropping a business card at the Esri Training and Certification Island at Esri UC. No word on how many will be given away, but you get six months to take it and can pick from all those offered.
This is not a contest where you can win anything, but USGS wants you to vote on your favorite Earth as Art image, so it can identify the top five favorites. The "contest" is to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Landsat Program on July 23, 2012. Votes close July 6.