Kate Beard invited to be a Fellow of UCGIS

The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) will be awarding Fellow status to Kate Beard at its upcoming May 2017 Symposium in Arlington, Virginia.  Dr. Beard, Professor of Spatial Informatics in the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine serves as the director of the Maine venue of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), a position she has held since 2006.  Dr. Beard is recognized for the breadth and quality of her research work, her insightful achievements, and her ability to mobilize and lead teams of researchers and students in achieving the advancement of geographic information science. She joins NCGIA-Maine colleagues Harlan Onsrud and Max Egenhofer  in the cadre of Fellows.

The UCGIS 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 individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research.  They are selected by a review committee comprised of the current UCGIS Fellows and members of the UCGIS Board of Directors.