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GIS Poster Presentations

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It is almost the end of semester at the University of North Dakota, and therefore, crunch time for many students. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the Advanced GIS poster presentations in the Department of Geography. I also had the added responsibility of guest judging the aesthetic presentations and critical information of those posters. About 14 students from Geography, Earth System Science & Policy, Geology and Biology had summarized their research projects into 60″ x 40″ visual representations of images, photos, graphs and text.

I’ll freely admit, judging was much more difficult than I’d anticipated. Clearly these students are not new to creating posters. They were aware of the importance of a clear layout and good images, acknowledgements, contact information, logos and so on. There was a good balance of text to images to create visual interest and attract readers, and most offered great summaries of the project, methodology, results and suggestions of future research. (An earlier post from the Scholarly Forum highlights some good criteria for an attractive and impactful poster).

Fortunately, Dr Chris Atkinson was on hand to judge the content and research from the methodological viewpoint. It was tough for us both to narrow the field to only three, but since prizes were at stake we deliberated and chose the following three:

Emily took 3rd place with her research on Devils Lake

2nd place went to Qiang is using hyperspectral imagery to assess grasslands in eastern North Dakota

In 1st Place was Tetiana with the Breeding Bird Survey research also in Eastern North Dakota

Here are some more photos from the poster presentations uploaded to our Picasa album.

Written by School of Graduate Studies

May 6, 2011 at 8:56 am

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  1. Nice event to encourage more and more students to opt for GIS.

    Nilesh Kumbhare

    October 5, 2011 at 2:32 am

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