It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Tenth Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College:
The first place award of a $100 Amazon Gift Card went to:
Aleksandra Ostojic, Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, graduate prize: “Sedimentation Patterns in Nauset Marsh, MA”.
Zoe Fanning ‘20, International Studies; Ethics and International Social Justice, MCAS , undergraduate prize: “The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health Care Provision and Health Systems in Syria”.
The second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card, went to:
Krisztina Horvath, Economics, MCAS, graduate prize: “Adverse Selection in Health Insurance Marketplaces: A Spatial Analysis”.
Kaylie Daniels ‘19,Political Science, MCAS , undergraduate prize: ”Socioeconomic Status as an Indicator of Attention Deficit/Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Prevalence in Youth Aged 4-17”.
The third place award of a $25 Amazon Gift Card went to:
Shannon Crowley, Curriculum & Instruction, Lynch School of Education, graduate prize: “Using ArcGIS to Supplement Regression: Analysis of SPED Student Performance”.
Grace Harrington ‘19, Psychology, MCAS, undergraduate prize: “Social Determinants of Mental Health in Tamil Nadu, India”.
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 24th, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the O’Neill Lobby.
Past winning posters can be found in the university Institutional Repository, eScholarship@BC at escholarship.bc.edu, 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) at:
Special thanks to the contest judges:
Rudolph Hon, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences; Enid Karr, Science Librarian; Anna Kijas, Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian; Allison Xu, Data & Visualization Librarian and Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian
Submissions will be judged on:
To enter the contest, please submit a PowerPoint slide, following the instructions below:
Making a poster in PowerPoint and converting to PDF Format
On the poster slide include