David Simonett Memorial Fund

The David Simonett has been established in memory of David S. Simonett, Professor of Geography at UCSB from 1975 until his death on December 22, 1990. A world-renowned authority in the field of remote sensing, Simonett was a founding director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), and the UC Board of Regents renamed UCSB’s division of the NCGIA in his honor. David Simonett was the first Chairman of the
Department of Geography from 1975 to 1982 and Dean of Students until 1989. David Simonett provided the vision and energy to build what has become one of the nation’s finest Geography departments here at UCSB.Monetary awards will be made to graduate students in the Department of Geography at UCSB. The number, size, and designation of awards in any given year shall be left solely to the discretion of the Fund Administrator, Chair of the Department of Geography.