Esri Young Scholars Award

The Malaysian winner of the 2016 Esri Young Scholars Award was Nur Fatma Fadilah Binti Yaacob – a student at MARA University of Technology, Perlis who conducted her research as part of the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying.

Her winning project was entitled, ‘Accident pattern map in Kubang Pasu’, and is designed to assist the IPD Kubang Pasu make better decisions and develop more effective accident reduction programs.

As the recipient of the award, Nur Fatma received an all-access pass to the world’s biggest spatial event – the Esri User Conference – in San Diego, California.

There, her work was displayed alongside other international Young Scholars’ winning projects. She also got the chance to meet Esri founder and President Jack Dangermond.

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About the Young Scholars Award

The Esri Young Scholars Award gives university students from across the country the chance to book their place at the world’s biggest spatial technology conference – the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego.

The nationwide competition celebrates excellence in geospatial study, and is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying geospatial science disciplines at Malaysian universities. 

The winning student will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend the world’s biggest spatial event with an all-access pass

  • Meet with Esri founder and president Jack Dangermond

  • Showcase their talents on the international stage to more than 16,000 spatial professionals  

  • Network with other Young Scholars Award-winners from around the globe

  • Hear from many of the world’s leading geo-enabled enterprises


Learn what it’s like to be an Esri Young Scholar

Learn what it’s like to be an Esri Young Scholar

As the local winner of the Esri Young Scholars Award, MARA University of Technology student Nur Fatma Fadilah Binti Yaacob was given an opportunity to present her work at the 2016 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California.