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  • Alan A. Lew
    *Call for Submissions CLASS EXERCISE AWARD COMPETITION Association of American Geographers (AAG) Applied Geography Specialty Group * The Applied Geography
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    Call for Submissions

    Association of American Geographers (AAG)
    Applied Geography Specialty Group

    The Applied Geography Specialty Group (AGSG) announces a new award competition for development of innovative Applied Geography class exercises.  We invite both faculty members and graduate students who are AAG members to submit an innovative class exercise designed for undergraduate classes on an applied geography topic with either a fictional or real-world client specified in the exercise. The subject matter topic of the exercise is open. Any data used in the exercise should be freely available on the internet OR be available for posting on the Applied Geography Specialty group website. The exercise can be single or multi-person authored. One prize ($500) will be awarded for the best exercise. The winner and any honourable mentions will be invited to participate in an applied geography panel session to be held at the April 14-18, 2010 Annual Meeting of the AAG in Washington, D.C.

    Submissions should consist of the following:
    1.    Abstract of 250 words;
    2.    Exercise handout to student;
    3.    Narrative describing the intent of the exercise (not more than 3000 words) including: purpose statement; learning objectives; and, expected student engagement time;
    4.    Example of a completed student assignment (either actual student submission or instructor derived example); and,
    5.    Powerpoint presentation describing the exercise (no more than 5 to 10 slides).

    The evaluation panel will be assessing submitted exercises with respect to their relevance to applied geography practice and to the degree that they specify a practical lesson in delivering geographic services to fictional or real-world client. Additional evaluation criteria include: clarity of instructions, engaging writing, and description of outcomes.

    Please monitor the AGSG website (http://agsg.binghamton.edu/) for additional information on the competition. So that we can better prepare for a fair submission review process, please advise the competition coordinator as soon as possible if you are considering submitting a package. Please submit any questions to the competition coordinator prior to 1 December 2009. Send your submissions as email attachments to the competition coordinator, Edwin Butterworth at email: edbutterworth@...

    The deadline for final submission of all materials for assessment by the evaluation panel is 18 December 2009. The author(s) of the winning submission will be contacted on or before 29 January 2010.

    Call for Papers

    Association of American Geographers (AAG)
    Applied Geography Specialty Group
    The 2010 Meeting of the AAG, April 14-18 2010, Washington, DC

    The Applied Geography Specialty Group is sponsoring a student paper competition this year. The paper and its research should utilize geographic methods, techniques, or analysis applied in service to a real world client, while the subject-matter focus of the paper is open. One prize ($500) will be awarded to the best paper. The student papers can range from a class project or term paper to one that has been given at any professional meeting in the 12 months preceding (and including) the Washington, DC AAG conference.

    Participants are required to register and present in the AGSG Interactive Short Paper (ISP) Student Session at the April 14-18, 2010 AAG Annual Meeting.

    New this year, the Applied Geography Conference Board will award the student paper winner with a free conference registration to attend the 33rd Annual Applied Geography Conference in October, 2010 and an invitation to submit the winning paper for review and possible publishing in the Annals from that conference.

    The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Applied Geography Specialty Group student paper competition is: October 28, 2009. To submit an abstract to the AGSG you must first register for the meeting. Registration for the 2010 meeting is now open. Please review AAG guidelines for abstract submission.

    Send an abstract of no more than 250 words as an email attachment and your personal identification number (received from the AAG after applying online at www.aag.org), along with a 100 word maximum statement identifying the applied geography components of their paper to Dr. Dawna Cerney at dlcerney@...  

    Written papers (8,000 word maximum) are due on March 1, 2010. The prize will be awarded based on the written papers and not on the presentations, and the winner will be announced at the conclusion of the interactive session. If any participants would like informal feedback on their presentation, please advise Dr. Cerney in advance.

    Both Master’s and Ph.D. students are welcome in the competition. One prize will be awarded in the amount of $500. All authors will be recognized for their participation.

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