Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter



Third Annual GIS Mapping Contest

It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Third Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College. The first prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Card goes to Austin Mason for his entry: "A Tomb with a View: Burial Rites and the Landscape of Anglo-Saxon Conversion". The second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card goes to: Brendan Hildum for his submission of: "Arsenic Speciation and Groundwater Chemistry at Shepley's Hill Landfill, Devens, Massachusetts". The third place prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card was awarded to Jacob Anderson for: "Contamination of a Public Water Supply from Road De-Icers". There were also two Honorable Mentions: Amanda Duggan for: "The Effects of Road Salt on the Public Drinking Water Supply of Norwell, MA" and Austin Nijhuis for: "Are Food Stamps Enough in New Orleans?" 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 were presented by Chris Conroy, Associate University Librarian, on Wednesday, April 18th in the O'Neill Library reading room. Posters of all entries were displayed in the reading room.

Austin Mason; Brendan Hildum; Jacob Anderson
(Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)