It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Eighth Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College:
The first place award of a $100 Amazon Gift Card went to:
Samantha Dow, Geology/MCAS, graduate prize: “Mapping channel changes in glacial and legacy sediment reaches of the South River”.
Mary Stack, Geology/MCAS, undergraduate prize: “Farmer's Markets in Massachusetts”.
The second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card, went to:
Shan Shan, Sociology/MCAS, graduate prize: “Inquiring and Visualizing Large-Scale Space: Placing China’s Changing Urban Hierarchy from 1985 to 2010 Into Spatial System”.
Theresa L Rager, Biology/MCAS, undergraduate prize:”Failing Provisions and Failing Hearts: The association between grocery store access and cardiovascular disease”.
The third place award of a $25 Amazon Gift Card went to:
Rachel Piccolino, Psychology/MCAS, co-winner undergraduate prize: “Impact of Sexual Education on HPV Vaccination Rates”.
Lesley Lopez, Sociology/MCAS, co-winner undergraduate prize: “Smoking and Stroke Prevalence across the United States”.
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 Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the O’Neill Lobby.
Past winning posters can be found in the university Institutional Repository, eScholarship@BC, under the category Juried Student Work. The entries of our newest winners will join this distinguished group.
For more information about GIS data and services at Boston College please contact: Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian or visit our research guide: Finding Spatial Data for Mapping (GIS).
Special thanks to the contest judges:
Rudolph Hon, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences; Constantin Andronache, Research Associate, Research Services, ITS; Enid Karr, Science Librarian and Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian