Jason Matney Is NC State’s 2019 Esri Development Center Student of the Year

Jason Matney sits with fellow Center for Geospatial Analytics students

Jason Matney (right) developed and deployed a suite of Esri web apps as part of his dissertation research to build a decision support tool for the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program of the National Park Service.

Geospatial Analytics doctoral candidate Jason Matney has had a big impact through teaching and research at NC State University over the past four years, and he is now NC State’s 2019 Esri Development Center Student of the Year.

The Esri Development Center (EDC) Program for Higher Education was established by the world’s top GIS software company, Esri, to “confer special status and benefits upon a select few leading university departments that challenge their students to develop innovative applications based upon the ArcGIS platform.” The Center for Geospatial Analytics was invited by Esri to become an EDC in Fall 2017. Each EDC worldwide can honor one student each year who has shown exemplary work in the area of GIS development and application. Jason is NC State’s second annual awardee; the first was Ashwin Shashidharan in 2018.

The award comes with a $500 prize, a certificate of award and free Esri Press book. In addition, Jason’s name will be engraved on a plaque that resides at the Center for Geospatial Analytics, and he will be entered into the pool of all EDC student winners worldwide, from which one winner will be selected to attend the Esri User Conference in July.

Jason’s doctoral advisory committee is co-chaired at the Center for Geospatial Analytics by Stacy Supak and faculty fellow Stacy Nelson.

Congratulations, Jason, on your achievement!


Update: View all of the worldwide winners on the Esri website.

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