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Science Students Bring Back Top Awards From Geographic Information System Conference

Publication Date: 11/26/2012

John Menz ’14 (Biology), Roberta Moore ’14 (Environmental Science) and Alison Lang ’13 (Biology) received awards at the Mid-South Geographic Information System (GIS) Conference held Nov. 15-16 in Memphis.

Mentz won a GIS Student Fellowship for his oral presentation and written paper “Arboreal Mapping of the Memphis Zoo: Long-Term Sustainable Management Plan.” Moore won both first place and third place for two posters—“The Influence of Historic Streetcar Lines on Economic Development” and “Changes in Tree Coverage and Steps Toward Arboretum Certification at the Memphis Zoo.” Lang won second place for her poster “Fish Diversity of the Conasauga River.”

The 12th Annual Mid-South GIS conference hosted by the Memphis Area Geographic Information Council (MAGIC) and the Tennessee Geographic Information Council (TNGIC) brings together individuals from the private and public sectors as well as students to learn about leading-edge geographic information system technology and initiatives.

“Many attendees, including foresters who thought the students’ work represented research by graduate students, complimented the students on their research, says Rhodes Biology Professor Sarah Boyle.

Tags: Honors, Research, Science, Students

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