2013 Student Recognition
Congratulations to several MGIS students who received awards in 2013. Taylor Long and Gayatri Alapati are the recipients of 2013 ESRI User Conference Student Assistantships. Jessica Sweet has been awarded a 2013 ESRI Summer Internship and will work in Redlands, CA this summer. These awards are very competitive and securing one is a high achievement. Each year a UMN student is recognized as the Outstanding Student of the Year for our local ESRI Development Center. The 2013 recipient is Cole Kelleher.
Kris Johnson, MGIS program, is the graduate winner of the 2013 UMN Minnesota GIS/LIS Student Scholar Award for his GIS project, Spatial Analysis of Bicycle-Automobile Collisions in the City of Minneapolis. Jameson Bupp, B.S. in Urban Studies, is the undergraduate winner of the same award for his project, Long Term Consequences of the Tear-Down-Rebuild Process in Urban Areas Substantiated Using GIS. Both students competed in the graduate and undergraduate student paper sessions at the Fall 2013 Minnesota GIS/LIS Annual Conference in early October where Kris won second place in the graduate student paper competition!
Matt Taraldsen received funding to participate in the SPREAD workshop in Colorado this summer, which is a multidisciplinary workshop focused on the communication of hydrometeorological hazards.
Finally, congratulations to our recent 2013 graduates! For a detailed listing, visit the MGIS graduates page.