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RGi offers 2nd annual $10,000 needs-based scholarship

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has again partnered with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to offer its second annual scholarship as part of the 2019 USGIF Scholarship Program.

The $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering will be awarded to an undergraduate who demonstrates financial need and is committed to becoming competitive and constructive in the geospatial and engineering disciplines.

“RGi has a long history of supporting students, and we are thrilled to continue these efforts with USGIF through our annual RGi Scholarship,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “We need to continue to build a diverse base of students who are passionate about the future of GEOINT.”

Every year, USGIF awards scholarships of various amounts to exceptional students studying the geospatial sciences and related fields. In total, USGIF has awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships since the program began in 2004. “USGIF and RGi have partnered to recognize and support those students with a geospatial and engineering background who are committed to becoming competitive in this market,” said USGIF VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Camelia Kantor.

To learn more about the RGi Scholarship or to apply, please visit usgif.org/education/scholarships. The deadline to apply for the RGi Scholarship is May 15, 2019. For information on the 2018 RGi Scholarship recipient, click here.

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RGi surpasses 2,000 food pack donation milestone for children in need

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) recently completed its 13th Power Pack Program (P3) volunteer event, producing 180 P3 packs for elementary school children in need. Since 2017, RGi has donated, packed, and delivered 2,016 P3 packs, representing more than 3 tons of food. These P3 packs allow students to focus on their education and not their hunger.

The P3 program, run by Food For Others, is designed to provide food to young students in our community who may be at risk of hunger between school meals. Each pack contains two breakfast items, two lunch items, two dinner items, two snack items, and two drinks.

“The work that Food For Others does to help children is critical to both their well-being and their education,” said Stephen Gillotte, CEO of RGi. “RGi is proud to support this important mission and create an immediate impact in the lives of students.”

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RGi sponsors Geography2050 event – Powering Our Future Planet

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) was a proud sponsor of the Chairman’s Dinner at the 2018 Geography2050 – Powering Our Future Planet event, hosted by the American Geographical Society.

Geography2050 is a multi-year strategic dialog about the major forces that will shape our planet’s future. This year’s event focused on how energy will influence such things as military conflicts, technical innovation, world economies, and transportation routes, among others.

For more information about the Geography2050 event, or to become part of the conversation, click here.

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1st annual RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering awarded

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is honored to announce that David Runneals has been selected as the first recipient of the $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering, given in partnership with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

David is a senior at Northwest Missouri State University, where he is on track to graduate with a degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in 2019. In his application essay, David wrote: “I have grown passionate [for] integrating data and technologies along with research and development, falling very much in line [with] my ultimate goal of working for a humanitarian relief or disaster response organization, where I am able to impact human lives while making data more open and accessible.”

For the past several years, David has served as a volunteer with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation’s Search & Rescue GIS Working Group, where he was an integral member of the disaster response team during the 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. As part of his work with NAPSG during the hurricanes, David provided technical support and developed innovative solutions to challenges facing first responders on the ground in Puerto Rico, including support with transportation information and data integration across disparate crowdsourced data efforts.

“David is the perfect recipient of the first-ever RGi Scholarship,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “We’re thrilled with both his scholastic achievements and his humanitarian focus, and can’t wait to see how he continues to contribute to the future of GEOINT.”

To learn more about the RGi Scholarship or to apply, please visit usgif.org/education/scholarships. The 2019 Scholarship Program will open in November 2018.

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RGi Riders complete 300+ miles for Ovarian Cancer

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc.’s (RGi’s®) RGi Riders bicycle team completed their epic 317 mile ride from London to Paris in support of the Target Ovarian Cancer charity. The team collectively raised/donated over $12,500 that will help fund research programs and improvements toward early diagnosis.

Over the course of their 4-day ride, the RGi team made their way through the English countryside and rural France before reaching the finish line at the Eiffel Tower. There were bumps, bruises, laughs and tears throughout, but the team finished with pride in honor of founding board member Carrie Gillotte.

A heartfelt thanks to all of the family and friends who supported our riders and this great cause through both donations and well wishes.

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RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte joins USGIF Academic Advisory Board

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is proud to announce that our CEO, Stephen Gillotte, has been named to the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF’s) Academic Advisory Board (AAB).

While in this role, Steve will provide insight and oversight to help steer USGIF and the GEOINT educational community towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, professional, and innovative approaches. As a Board member, he will also ensure the USGIF’s accredited undergraduate and graduate academic programs are growing, recognized, forward-looking, and are achieving a standard of excellence in the GEOINT field.

Thanks for your ongoing commitment to education, Steve!

To learn more, visit the USGIF AAB webpage.

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RGi joins fight against ovarian cancer in honor of founding board member Carrie Gillotte

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) joins the fight against ovarian cancer, sponsoring a team of RGi’ers and family members who will cycle 300 miles from London to Paris in support of the Target Ovarian Cancer charity.

Earlier this year, we lost one of our founding and most beloved board members, Carrie Marie Gillotte, to ovarian cancer. The RGi Riders bicycle team will ride in honor of Carrie and all of the brave women battling this terrible disease.

The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and subtle, making it difficult to diagnose. There is still no effective screening test for ovarian cancer. Only 19% of cases are caught before the cancer has spread beyond the ovary to the pelvic region, significantly impacting survival rates. Until we have better early detection tools, all women should be educated about the disease so they can achieve early diagnosis and successful treatment. Knowing the subtle signs and symptoms prevents cancer from stealing the lives from far too many vibrant, lovely women.

RGi chose to partner with Target Ovarian Cancer because of the organization’s extensive efforts to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research, and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer.

With the goal of raising $3K, the RGi team will embark on their 4-day ride on September 12, 2018 in the English countryside, making their way through rural France before reaching the finish line at the Eiffel Tower.

Please join us in the fight against ovarian cancer by making a donation through RGi’s JustGiving fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rgi  JustGiving is a fast and secure way to donate that sends funds directly to the charity.

Your donation will help make a difference!

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RGi turns 9!

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) celebrates its 9th birthday this week!

Nine years ago, RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte formed RGi in order to simply “do better.” Today, the thriving company boasts a Best Places to Work title for creating an exceptional life experience for employees, while consistently going above and beyond for customers to help them achieve mission success.

RGi’ers marked the occasion in style with cake and ice cream – Happy Birthday RGi!

If you are a smart, energetic professional who would like to join a growing team, view our job openings at www.rgi-corp.com/careers/.

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NOVA Chamber names Stephen Gillotte 2018 Emerging Influential of the Year

As part of its annual Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce named RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte as the 2018 Emerging Influential of the Year.

This prestigious award recognizes an exceptional leader who embodies how business success and community involvement go hand-in-hand to impact the DC metro region.

“I’ve always believed that community involvement is not a spectator sport,” said Steve. “Creating an immediate impact in the neighborhoods where we live, socialize, work, and play is a top priority for myself and all RGi’ers.”

Steve’s contributions range from establishing RGi’s Power Pack Program (P3) in partnership with Food For Others, to leading by example with RGi’s involvement with the Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program, to creating an RGi Community Grant Program – all benefitting local communities.

Along with Steve’s award, RGi received second place for the Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year award in the Small Business category for its above-and-beyond corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. More than 30 RGi’ers, friends, and family members contributed to the various RGi programs during the past two years, creating an immediate and lasting impact in our local communities.

For more information on the Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards or to see the full list of winners, visit http://www.novachamber.org/occa-winners-press-release-2018.html.

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RGi’s Gillis joins Army Alliance Board of Directors

RGi is proud to announce that Glenn Gillis, Director of Business Development and Strategic Growth, has been named to the Army Alliance Board of Directors.

The Army Alliance is a non-profit organization whose overarching objective is the well-being of the programs and organizations of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). “As a long-time member of the Aberdeen community, I’m thrilled to join the Army Alliance Board,” Glenn said. “I’m committed to helping maintain and grow APG’s unique position within national defense as a center of research, development, test, evaluation and acquisition.”

To learn more about the Army Alliance’s mission or its Board, visit www.armyalliance.org.