It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Ninth Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College:
The first place award of a $100 Amazon Gift Card went to:
Abolfazl Sotoudeh-Sherbaf, Sociology, graduate prize: "Iran's 2018 Protests: Spatial Diffusion, Socio-Economics, and Climate Change". Michaela Simoneau ‘18, International Studies, Biology/MCAS, undergraduate prize: "The Plight of the Rohingya Refugee: Assessing current and predicted health and sanitation challenges".
The second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card, went to:
Xinyi Zeng, Earth and Environmental Sciences, graduate prize: "Evaluating the Impact of Dams on Sediment Transport Pattern in the Main Stem of Parker River". Gabby Bouchard ‘18, Biology/MCAS, undergraduate prize: "Surveillance of Leading Chronic Diseases in Allston-Brighton".
The third place award of a $25 Amazon Gift Card went to:
Ruilin Chen, Sociology, graduate prize: "Who Gets What It takes to be "Culinary Omnivores"? A Spatial Analysis of Race and Cuisine Diversity based on Yelp Restaurants". Emily Janin '18 , Psychology/MCAS, undergraduate prize: "Limitation of Movement and Access to Health Sites in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Palestine".
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 Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 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, Allison Xu, Data & Visualization Librarian and Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian