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GIS Contest Winners

04/16/13

It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Fourth Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College.   The response this year was so strong that our University Librarian, Tom Wall, determined that dual prizes are warranted in order to recognize the work of both graduate and undergraduate students.

The first place award of a $100 Amazon Gift Card goes to:

Austin Nijhuis, Graduate student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, graduate prize: "Predicting Coastal Dead Zone Size: a Statistical Approach Using GIS". 

Andrew Ireland, A&S 2014 in Biology, undergraduate prize: “Population Pressures on Tiger Habitat in India“.

The second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card, goes to:

Brendan Hildum, Graduate student in Earth and Environmental Sciences,  graduate prize: "Arsenic Speciation and Groundwater Chemistry Near and Within a Landfill Leachate Plume in Central Massachusetts".

Licia Tomasi, International student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, undergraduate prize:  “Wind Power in Massachusetts: Conservation and Energy Production”. 

The third place award of a $25 Amazon Gift Card goes to:

Federico Mantovanelli, Graduate student in Economics, graduate prize: ” The Protestant Legacy. Missions and Literacy in India”.

Kyra Prats, A&S 2013 in Earth and Environmental Sciences, undergraduate prize: “Relationships Among Hydrogeomorphology, Wetland Distribution, and Water Levels in Estuarine Environments”.

Awards were based on map quality, use of GIS as a research tool and originality.  Special consideration was given to topics depicting social implications of the research such as environmental issues. The awards will be presented Wednesday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m. in the O’Neill Lobby by University Librarian, Tom Wall. Please join us in congratulating the winners.

Special thanks to the contest judges:

Rudolph Hon, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences ; Constantin Andronache, Research Associate, Research Services, ITS; Sally Wyman, Science Librarian, Enid Karr,  Science Librarian and Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian