2017 Annual Meeting - Shippensburg, PA


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PGS Award Winner:


2017 Distinguished Geographer Award Winner 

Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

Award presented by Tim Dolney, President of PGS. Photo courtesy of B. Zaprowsk





Student Award Winners:

Awards presented by Joseph Zume, Chair of Student Awards. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Pomeroy



First place, Undergraduate paper contest: Rachel Pierson, Salisbury University, Digging into Ditches: A Historical and Geographic Analysis of Delmarva's Agricultural Drainage Ditches



Second place, Undergraduate paper contest: Jonathon Chester, Shippensburg University, How Flat is Big Flat: A High-Resolution, Digital Approach for Understanding the Genesis of Low-Relief Summit Landscapes in Pennsylvania's Appalachian Highlands



Third place, Undergraduate paper contest: Shannon Johns, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The Spatial Relationship Between Planting Locations and Reforested Native Tree Species Survival in Appalachian Forests




First place, Undergraduate poster contest: Zachery Radziewicz and Lindsey Pinder, Salisbury University, A 2D and 3D Visualization of Salisbury University Arboretum




Second place, Undergraduate poster contest: Hunter Fenk, Shippensburg University, Surveying Seasonal Discharge as Affected by Local Hydrogeology




Third place, Undergraduate poster contest: Amanda Barclay, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Parking Analysis Using Drone Technology




First place, Graduate poster contest: Eric Wagner, Villanova University, Tree Canopy Cover Change, 1937 to 2016: West Chester University's Academic Quadrangle




Second place, Graduate poster contest: Courtney Papinchak, Shippensburg University, A Landscape Scale Assessment of Predicted Wetland Biodiversity for Two Sub-Watersheds of the Conodoguinet Creek in Central Pennsylvania



Third place, Graduate poster contest: Lauren Weaver, Shippensburg University, Analyzing Bikeability and Cycling Inclusiveness in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania using GIS Technology






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