Blogging Opens Nov. 7 for Essays; Runs to Dec. 13, 2010

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2010 Essay Contest logoFinal essays in the second annual college and university student essay and blogging contest are now posted for the second phase of this competition: Blogging! One of the goals of the student essay competition is to encourage students to creatively explore the benefits and challenges of the collaborative role citizen observers play in the collection and validation of Earth observations. The blogging portion of the competition will be judged. The student essayists — competitors, who have already worked so hard — need everyone’s support to explore this year’s contest theme: ‰ÛÏMaking Citizen Observations a Global Vision‰Û. So, please help our competitors by asking questions, offering your own perspective on the issues, and supporting a rich discussion. The competitors will be blogging with each other, but this is a great opportunity for Earthzine readers to be really engaged in an important discussion.

David F. Mullins, Ph.D.

And The Winners Are…

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Image of the Earthzine Logo Student Essay Competition LogoThe 2009 Student Essay Competition Sustainability through Earth Observation and Engineering is pleased to announce the winners:

First Place $500 to David Tshimba, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda for

‰ÛÏBy Trying to Solve a Problem, Human Beings Have Now Created a New Issue‰Û

Second Place $250 to Sulaiman Tejan Jalloh, Institute of Advanced Management and Technology, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa for


Third Place $150 to Benjamin-Axel Mugema, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda for

‰ÛÏSustainability: From Modernity to Humanity‰Û

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Victor Sunday and Onyemachi Praise K. C.'s "Environmental Monitoring, Mapping and Protection of Erosion Site in Parts of South Eastern Nigeria: A Case Study of Umuahia in Abia State"

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University of Port Harcourt logoVictor Sunday and Onyemachi Praise K. C. from Nigeria’s University of Port Harcourt present an essay for Earthzine’s 2009 Student Essay Contest in which they explain the detrimental effects of erosion in southeast Nigeria, and how environmental monitoring, mapping and protection of erosion sites in the zone has risen awareness and helped prevent future problems.