"Trajectory" spotlights Richard Medina as a former USGIF Scholarship winner and the 2013 USGIF Academic Research Award recipient

As a PhD student, Rich Medina won a USGIF Scholarship in 2008.  Funds from the scholarship assisted him in attending the GEOINT symposium that year and he has attended every symposium since.  Rich finds USGIF's flagship event and scholarship program to be great tools for helping GEOINT students better their academic future.  "Students need to make these connections and see what company and government needs are.  It would be great to get more students involved." 

Dr. Medina's research has been highlighted in many publications.  In 2013 he co-wrote a book called, The Geography of International Terrorism: An Introduction to Spaces and Places of Violent Non-State Groups, which examines terroris from a geospatial perspective.  With the many years he's dedicated to this topic, he was selected in 2013 as the recipient of the USGIF Academic Research Award.

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USGIF hopes to inspire students who are interested in all that GEOINT has to offer to invest their futures in this incredibly exciting and relevant field of study. The USGIF Scholarship Program has awarded $691,000 in scholarships since launching the program in 2004.  Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students can apply.  For more details, visit the USGIF website: http://usgif.org/education/scholarships

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