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Singapore Wins International Geography Competition and other Education GIS News

Singapore students have come out tops in the 9th International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) held in Cologne, Germany.

The team obtained two gold and two silver medals, which put the team first among 32 countries.

The gold medalists are Chua De Xun Samuel and Tan Wei Jie Brendan from Raffles Institution (Junior College). Samuel Chua was also the top gold medalist in the 9th iGeo.
The silver medalists are Wesley Chioh from Raffles Institution (Junior College) and Chee You Jin Eugene from Hwa Chong Institution (College).

...This annual competition is organised under the auspices of the International Geographical Union, and consists of written, multimedia and fieldwork tests.

This is the second win for Singapore in the competition which includes written and multimedia challenges as well as tackling a field challenge.

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has awarded USC GIST student Shawn Baldwin one of its 2012 graduate student fellowships.  Recipients of the highly competitive $5,000 awards are selected by an independent panel of geospatial intelligence professionals.  All awardees are invited to participate in the annual GEOINT symposium, to be held this year in Orlando, Florida in October.  Shawn’s award marks the second year running that a student from the USC GIST program has received this prestigious award.