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4th Annual GIS Contest 2013
First prize winners,
left Austin Nijhuis,
right Andrew Ireland
Congratulations to the winners of the Library Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College
The first place award of a $100 Amazon Gift Card goes to:
Austin Nijhuis, Graduate student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, graduate prize: "Predicting Coastal Dead Zone Size: a Statistical Approach Using GIS".
Andrew Ireland, A&S 2014 in Biology, undergraduate prize: “Population Pressures on Tiger Habitat in India“.
The second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card, goes to:
Brendan Hildum, Graduate student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, graduate prize: "Arsenic Speciation and Groundwater Chemistry Near and Within a Landfill Leachate Plume in Central Massachusetts".
Licia Tomasi, International student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, undergraduate prize: “Wind Power in Massachusetts: Conservation and Energy Production”.
The third place award of a $25 Amazon Gift Card goes to:
Federico Mantovanelli, Graduate student in Economics, graduate prize: ” The Protestant Legacy. Missions and Literacy in India”.
Kyra Prats, A&S 2013 in Earth and Environmental Sciences, undergraduate prize: “Relationships Among Hydrogeomorphology, Wetland Distribution, and Water Levels in Estuarine Environments”.
Try the new ProQuest interface for one of the most frequently used statistical resource:
This compilation of government statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States includes historical statistics and some future estimates. Look for download options for spreadsheet and pdf formats.
The China Data Center provides an extensive collection of China data with macro-economic data at the monthly, national, provincial, county and city geographic levels. The site also contains monthly and yearly industrial data from 1999-2002 and the Provincial, city and national yearbooks. Additional data is available from Census 1982, 1990, and 2000 along with Industrial Census 1995, and Economic Census 2004.
Media Intelligence Center database provides audited circulation reports, circulation data and publishers' statements for newspapers, consumer magazines, business publications and farm publications from the US, Canada, and other countries.
The results of the latest assessments from TIMSS and PIRLS, leading global surveys of student achievement in mathematics, science and reading literacy, have been released by Lynch School of Education Professors Ina V.S. Mullis and Michael O. Martin, executive directors of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center. BC News Release | Sampling of coverage: Boston Globe, New York Times, Education Week, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal, BBC, UK Telegraph, Times of London, Voice of Russia, AP, Huffington Post, finanztreff.de (Germany), Ynetnews (Israel), Sydney Morning Herald