URISA, The Association for Geospatial Professionals, announced that its an outreach committee has been established to focus on student engagement within GIS and other geospatial fields.

This committee is responsible for outreach to college and university students and for developing programs and events to support students in their academic work and their transition into young professionals.

For $20 a year, a URISA student membership provides subscriptions to the URISA Journal, The GIS Professional and the URISA Digest; access to the URISA Career Center, publications and members-only resources; and discounted or free registration for URISA conferences and educational events.