Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter



Announcing the Third Annual Library Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Contest

The Boston College Libraries are proud to sponsor the Third Annual GIS Contest for Boston College students, graduate and undergraduate. Since the number of contestants has increased every year, more prizes have been added. Students are invited to present their GIS Mapping work as part of a campus-wide celebration of geospatial research at Boston College. Prizes will be awarded to the top student entries which will be displayed in the O’Neill Library Reading Room on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. In order to garner more entries from all fields of study we ask faculty to encourage students to submit their entries by March 30th, 2012. The first winning entry, “Boston College Tree Inventory” by Kevin Keegan was featured in a Boston College Magazine article. Last year’s winners, Josh Coefer for “Land Use and the Extent of Roadsalt Contamination in Surface Water and Groundwater, Eastern, Massachusetts” and Christopher Soeller for “Potential Pollution of Water Resources in the Boston Metropolitan Area, 2011” were interviewed for BC Chronicle. For further details please go to: /giscontest.

Barbara Mento
Data Librarian