Thank you for all of the entries! Please join us on April 26th, 2017, at 3pm in the O'Neill Library lobby to congratulate the winners.
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”.
Submissions will be judged on:
- Quality of the map
- Appropriate use of GIS as a research tool at Boston College within the last year.
- Topics from a wide range of disciplines are accepted (such as Geosciences, Biology, Social
- Sciences, Education, History, Economics, etc). Topics depicting social implications of research
- such as environmental, social justice, public health, etc. will receive special consideration
- Coursework or research undertaken at BC
To enter the contest, please submit a PowerPoint slide, following the instructions below:
Making a poster in PowerPoint
- Create a new PowerPoint presentation and select a blank slide as the slide format.
- Go to the Design menu and choose Page Setup. Under Slides Sized For: choose Custom.
- Type 36 inches for width and 28 inches for height.
On the poster slide include
- Title of your research project and your name
- Department and co-authors if appropriate
- Map or maps of your research using GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
- Abstract describing your research and how GIS was used with results, discussion, and conclusions
- Source of data and how it was used in the project
- In the upper right corner: BC GIS Contest, 2016
- Include a one-inch margin around the edges to ensure text is not too close to edge.
- PPT file name must include your name and submission date. i.e.bcgiscontest_baldwin_eagle_4_6_2016
- Any resubmitted work must be clearly marked revised.
- Previous winners