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GIS Contest Winners and Awards Ceremony


It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Second Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College.

The first prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Card goes to Josh Coefer for his entry:  " Land Use and the Extent of Roadsalt Contamination in Surface Water and Groundwater, Eastern Massachusetts".   The second place award,  a GIS T-Shirt, goes to  Christopher Soeller for his submission of: "Potential Pollution of Water Resources in the Boston Metropolitan Area". As indicated in the contest rules, 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 by Tom Wall, University Librarian, on Wednesday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the O'Neill Library lobby.  Posters of all entries will be on display in the lobby for a week so please stop by and enjoy the great work of these students.

Contest judges: Rudolph Hon, Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics Department ; Constantin Andronache, Research Associate, Research Services, ITS; Sally Wyman, Science Librarian, Enid Karr, Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences Librarian and Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian.