Summer School

I-GUIDE Summer School: Fostering Innovation Across Disciplines

Welcome to the I-GUIDE Summer School, an annual intellectual journey that transcends disciplinary boundaries to tackle the world's most complex challenges. Our Summer School is not just an event; it's a convergence of minds, ideas, and methodologies, shaping the future of geospatial understanding.  In the face of intricate and pressing issues, a convergent research approach becomes essential. This approach integrates knowledge, tools, and perspectives from diverse disciplines to craft comprehensive solutions.

The Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrated Discovery Environment (I-GUIDE) proudly hosts this annual Summer School that champions the spirit of Convergence Science. Rooted in the belief that some of the most pressing societal issues demand a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, I-GUIDE provides a unique platform for graduate students and early-career scholars to engage with cutting-edge concepts and methodologies.

Looking Ahead: Summer 2024 and Beyond

Join us at the next I-GUIDE Summer School for a unique opportunity to be a part of a community dedicated to pushing the boundaries of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

The 2024 Summer School will take place on August 5-9, 2024 at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) campus in Boulder, Colorado.  As part of the program, all participants are fully supported with lodging, food, and airfare.

We invite graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career scholars to apply as participants. We also invite established scholars to apply as team leaders and invite anyone to suggest project topics, datasets, or methods for the Summer School program

The I-GUIDE 2024 Summer School application will open in late 2023.  Join the Summer School mailing list to receive the most up-to-date information on the I-GUIDE Summer School program and to be the first to know when the application opens!

2023 Summer School: Convergence Science in Action

The 2023 I-GUIDE Summer School took place August 7-11 on the UCAR campus in Boulder, Colorado and centered on the theme of Convergence Science in Action.  Collaborating with I-GUIDE team members, 35 graduate students and early-career scholars embarked on a journey to develop innovative solutions grounded in computation- or data-intensive geospatial data science.

Learn more about the 2013 I-GUIDE Summer School including participants, team projects, and presentation recordings.

Key Features

  • Convergence Science in Action: Our Summer School is a testament to the power of Convergence Science, where participants navigate the intersection of various disciplines, strategically integrating knowledge, tools, and modes of thinking.
  • Interactive Learning: Participants engage in a week-long immersive experience, collaborating with I-GUIDE members to develop novel solutions to computation- or data-intensive geospatial data science challenges.
  • Diverse Application Areas: Each year, our program addresses critical topics such as climate change, biodiversity, water security, sustainable development, and social science data implications.

What to Expect

  • Professional Collaborations: The program emphasizes collaborative and professional interactions, fostering an environment where participants learn to work comprehensively on convergence science problems.
  • Cutting-Edge Topics: Delve into geoethics, geo-enabling reproducible and open science, geovisualization, and the latest in geoAI and spatial data science via cloud and high-performance computing.
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