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Please forward to your students
Student Paper Competition
Deadline: February 3, 2006
The Information Technology Division is looking for outstanding student
papers on information technology in planning. Our purpose is to recognize
and reward work completed for courses in accredited graduate and undergraduate
An award of $500 will be presented for the best student paper received
in each of three categories. Additionally, if the winner is not a member
of the Information Technology Division will receive a one-year membership
to the APA Information Technology Division. A summary of the winning papers
will be published in the Information Technology Division quarterly newsletter.
Students may enter a paper in one of the following areas: Information Technology
in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery; GIS and Planning; or Telecommunications
Papers must have been originally written by a single author for a class
in a PAB-accredited planning program in a US college or university during
the calendar years 2004 and 2005. Master's theses, terminal professional
reports, and student group projects are not eligible.
A paper may be submitted only once.
Papers may be no more than 20 pages long, including references. Tables,
maps, and other diagrams may supplement the 20 pages of text, but not exceed
five pages. Papers must be typed and double-spaced with margins of at least
1 inch and 12 point font.
The title page should include the student name, address, degree program,
date when the paper was originally submitted, and phone number: no name,
program or other form of identification should be included on the pages
with the text of the paper.
Only electronic copies of papers will be accepted. The paper should be
saved in a Microsoft Word format.
The deadline for receipt of the papers is Monday February 3, 2006. No late
papers will be accepted.
A subcommittee of planning practitioners and planning faculty will read
all papers using blind review. The papers will be judged on (1) Relevance
to a major current issue in information technology and planning; (2) Insight
and significance of discussion; and (3) Quality of the writing, documentation,
and research. The winner will be announced at the National American Planning
Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Submissions should be submitted electronically to Cowley.11@... with
IT Division Paper Competition in the subject line. All submissions are
due by Friday February 3, 2006.
Funding for this scholarship paper competition is provided by the IT Division
of APA, ESRI, and PCIA.
Questions regarding this competition should be directed to: Jennifer Evans-Cowley,
City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University 614-247-7479 or Cowley.11@....
Jennifer Evans-Cowley, PhD, AICP
Assistant Professor and
Planning Education at a Distance Program Director
City and Regional Planning
Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
The Ohio State University
275 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1138