News at the Boston College Libraries

GIS Awards Ceremony

April 27, 2016

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

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

 Lauren Hoehn Velasco, Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, graduate prize: "Death in the Country: The Role of Rural Health Initiatives in the Mortality Transition of the United States". 

Delia Ridge Creamer, A&S 2016 in Environmental Geoscience , undergraduate prize: "Analysis of Donald Trump's Victory in Massachusetts ".

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

Kaipeng Wang, School of Social Work, graduate prize: " Neighborhood Mobility and Fruit/Vegetable Consumption in New York City".

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.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 27th at 3:00 p.m. in the O'Neill Lobby to congratulate the winners.  

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.