2015 Student Poster & Paper Competition

The 2015 IMAGIN Student Poster & Paper Competition was held on April 2nd at Constitution Hall in Lansing, Michigan.  The meeting was held in conjunction with the State of Michigan GIS Users Group Meeting.  The Poster Competition was conducted in the morning, with the paper presentations being held in the afternoon as the main topic of the Users Group.

Fifteen (15) undergraduate posters were on display throughout the day and six (6) graduate presentations were featured during the afternoon session of the State of Michigan GIS Users Group Meeting. 

IMAGIN's 2015 SPPC Judging Panel:
   Dr. Ashton Shortridge: Michigan State University 
   Claudia Walters: University of Michigan, Dearborn 
   Frank Sobie: Mott Community College
   Rebecca Rogers: Lansing Community College

IMAGIN's 2015 SPPC Planning Team:
   Pete Schneider: Team Chair
   Diane O'Connell
   Brooks Kelley
   Kathleen Stack
   Andrew Giguere
   Scott Swan

2015 IMAGIN Student Paper Competition Results

Graduate Paper Presenter and Paper Title
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To introduce the SPPC Graduate Paper Competition, Team Lead Peter Schneider and IMAGIN President Thomas Van Bruggen welcomed all in attendance and began the afternoon of presentations.             

 

 

1st Place - $750 Winner:
John Gross - Central Michigan University
A Comparison of Orthomosaic Software for use with
Ultra High Resolution Imagery of a Wetland Environment 
2nd Place
Ryan Meier - Central Michigan University
The Use of Affinity Propagation to Cluster Socioeconomic
Census Data 

3rd Place
Jacob Gaskill & Brian Zuber - Grand Valley State University
Analyzing Landslide Risk in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Using
Co-Kriging and Logistic Regression 

The Following Paper Competitors are listed in Alphabetical Order by Last Name and the order does not indicate any position or scoring




Jiawei Huang - University of Michigan
Landscape Visual Quality Assessment Using GIS in Washtenaw County, Michigan

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Carolyn Lusch & Yichun Ding - University of Michigan
Transit Investment on SEMCOG's Executive Committee

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Frank Romo & Lacey Sigmon - University of Michigan
Measuring Access to Basic Services in Unincorporated Los Angeles

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At the conclusion of the Paper Competition, SPPC Team Lead Peter Schneider presented the official results. 



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You can view all of the 2015 IMAGIN SPPC Presentation in a YouTube Playlist



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2015 IMAGIN Student Poster Competition Results

 Poster Author and Title
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 Best Cartographic Design Category Results
 
1st Place - $250 Winner:
Thomaz Carvalhaes - University of Michigan Dearborn
Identifying Urban Stream Deserts in America's Megaregions: A Characterization of Streams in Urban Areas
 
2nd Place
Abraham Downer - Michigan State University
Using GIS to Analyze the Antrim-Charlevoix Drumlin Fields Physiographic Region
 
3rd Place
Jamie Boelstler - Michigan State University
Michigan's Wind Power Class and Wind Turbine Locations
 
Best Analytic Presentation Category  
1st Place - $250 Winner:
Youssef Darwich, Becky Laughon, Jessica Seimen, Sarah Studt, Dominick Remmo, Chris VandenBerg - Grand Valley State University
Landslide Risk Assessment in St. Vincent
 
2nd Place
Michelle Kane - Lake Superior State University
Locating Possible Piping Plover Nest Sites in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
 
3rd Place
Mary Kathryn Martin - University of Michigan Dearborn
Changes in Land Use and Vegetative Cover Over Time in Detroit, Michigan
 
The Following Poster Competitors are listed in Alphabetical Order by Last Name and the order does not indicate any position or scoring  
Xiaohan Bao - Lansing Community College
Michigan Communities Recycling Potential
 
Emily Cook - Aquinas College
Count Them While You Can...
 
Kasie Epperson - Lake Superior State University
Land Sustainable for Alternative Biofuel Farming Based on Temperature and Soil Quality
 
Ben Osterland - Lake Superior State University
Land Cover Analysisof Michigan's FOrest Based on Vector Versus Raster Data
 
Anthony Rinna - Lake Superior State University
Using 3D Models to Better Represent Spatial Data
 
Colby Squires - Lake Superior State University
Invasive Species Found in the Easter Upper Peninsula of Michigan
 
Alicia Williams - Lake Superior State University
Potential Risk of Groundwater Contamination by Nonpoint Source Pollution: Analysis Based on Soil Variables
 
Niki Wood - University of Michigan Dearborn
Opportunity Analysis of River Rouge, Michigan
 
Justin Zaleski - University of Michigan Dearborn
Rivers Suitable for Invasive Carp Spawning: An Illinois Study
 



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