With skill, passion, and analysis, high school and middle school students are exploring their world and creating maps with ArcGIS . Esri challenges US students to create and share projects about something in their home states, striving to be among the best in the school, state, and nation. Esri's 2019 ArcGIS US School Competition is open to high school ("HS," gr.9-12) and middle school ("MS," gr.4-8) students in the US who can analyze, interpret, and present data via an ArcGIS web app or story map.
Patterned after 2016 state events by Minnesota and Arkansas, Esri launched a national challenge in 2016-17; in 2017-18, 28 states participated (results below). For 2018-19, Esri offers to all states the chance to participate, with grants to states supporting ten equal prizes of $100, for the five best HS and five best MS projects in the state. Schools can submit up to five projects to the state, and states submit to Esri up to ten awardees (up to 5 HS, up to 5 MS), with one project each at HS and MS tagged for a final level of competition. From across the nation, one HS project and one MS project will each earn a trip to the 2019 Esri Education Conference in San Diego, CA, during Esri's 50th year celebration.
State Leadership Team: Esri seeks state teams to conduct each state's competition (limit of one team per state, covering all 4th-12th graders in the state). The team may consist of geo-savvy adults from schools, higher ed, informal ed, government, business, and non-profit realms; different types of expertise are important; the team's key tasks are spelled out in "VII" below. Team leaders can apply via a form attached to the bottom of this post. (Collaboration, commitment, and proven experience working across the state is required.)
See the 2017+2018 results and 2019 states by clicking the image below, or in map#2 of the US K12 GIS story map.
2018-19 Contest Details:
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS:
Email Charlie Fitzpatrick, Esri K12 Education Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortcut to this page: http://esriurl.com/agoschoolcomp
GREAT POST Charlie! I am a retiree, who enjoyed a long career internationally, working in more than a dozen countries with UNHCR. I am currently a World Bank Group trained 'Community Manager', who had the honor of attending a UN High Level Political Forum on PEACE BUILDING AND SUSTAINING PEACE at the UN HQ in New York City in April. It was such an honor to get an invitation from the President of the United Nations General Assembly to participate with a large global audience.
As a UN retiree, I hold a UN Grounds Pass which allows me to escort up to 2 students during UN events. Imagine sitting on the floor of the UNGA, ECOSOC, or any of a number of formal meeting rooms during UN meetings....
I am writing related to a current global crisis - 400,000 children who need help go back to school I would like to urge US students and their teachers who want to help these children, that they can add-value to planning efforts to design and prepare the ground-work for stateless, refugee children who want to go to school to be able to start learning....
Is this a type of project that could be realized, especially if some global funding were available to facilitate it???
William, thanks for your efforts on behalf of people who really need help. However, this competition is not the right place for people to work on such a task, as the students need to investigate and report on something happening within the boundaries of their state. - Charlie