Concordia students compete at GIS/LIS symposium

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 8 years ago on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 6:32 PM
Von Thomas, a junior from Miami Gardens, Fla., won second place in the poster contest for his project, Spatial Analysis of Artificial Reefs off the Coast of Florida.

Three Concordia students were recognized for their outstanding efforts at the Nebraska GIS/LIS Association Symposium held April 16-18 in Kearney, Neb. Students from Dr. Joel Helmer’s Global Information Systems classes attended one day of the symposium to present research projects in the poster presentation competition.

Junior Ruth Krc of Frederick, Md., received a $1,000 scholarship from the association. Krc is studying geography at Concordia and is currently enrolled in the introductory Global Information Systems course. At the symposium, Krc presented her research project, Defining the Regions of the National Park System.

Levi Shinn, a senior from Hannibal, Mo., won first place in the symposium’s poster presentation competition for his project, How the Great Flood of 1993 Affected Duck Hunting at Ted Shanks Conservation Area.

Von Thomas, a junior from Miami Gardens, Fla., won second place in the poster contest for his project, Spatial Analysis of Artificial Reefs off the Coast of Florida.

Each student created and presented a poster based on the GIS research they completed in the class. Each participant selected his or her own topic, and then collected the necessary spatial data to map the location and create a poster.

Symposium participants included:

Ryan Baney, Junior, Sioux Falls, S.D., An Analysis of Population & School Distribution in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Tate Bedwell, Senior, Colorado Springs, Colo., A Spatial Analysis of Violent Crime Rates in the United States

Adam Faulstich, Senior, Marshall, Mo., Football Fanatics: NCAA Division I Viewership in America

Paul Fortmeyer, Senior, Saint Joseph, Mo., Where Banks Are: An Analysis of the locations of banks in Douglas County, Nebraska

Michaela Gierke, Sophomore, Billerica, Mass., A Spatial Analysis of the Enrolled Students at Innovation Academy Charter School

Garrett Golke, Junior, Gowen, Mich., National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association Camp Counselors, 2009-2012

Joshua Grass, Senior, Emma, Mo., Economic Impact of Sport Fishing in America

Lee Johanson, Senior, Davenport, Iowa, A Spatial Analysis of Iowa Record Book Bucks

Joseph Koenig, Junior, Orlando, Fla., Hurricane Landfalls in the U.S.: 1962-2012

Delilah Kond, Senior, Seward, Neb., Cut Down One Tree, Plant Two

Ruth Krc, Junior, Frederick, Md., Defining the Regions of the National Park System

Andrew Malan, Junior, Lincoln, Neb., A Spatial Analysis of Crime Data in Lincoln, Nebraska

Brian Maxson, Sophomore, Colorado Springs, Colo., Migration Nation: The Decline of the U.S. Rural Population

Austin Mogg, Senior, El Reno, Okla., Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plains

Daniel Moore, Sophomore, Fruita, Colo., Spatial Analysis of Wildfires in Colorado

Tai Pleasant, Junior, Seward, Neb., Cornhusker Red: Political Party Affiliations in Nebraska, 2010

Bryson Pond, Junior, Arkansas City, Kan., Virginia: The Alpha and Omega State for the Civil War

Jordan Schultz, Senior, Beemer, Neb., High School Alumni Retention within Cuming County, Nebraska School Districts

Levi Shinn, Senior, Hannibal, Mo., How the Great Flood of 1993 Affected Duck Hunting at Ted Shanks Conservation Area

Von Thomas, Junior, Miami Gardens, Fla., Spatial Analysis of Artificial Reefs along the Coast of Florida

Zackary Warner, Senior, Lincoln, Neb., Spatial Analysis of Hometowns of 2012 GPAC Football Team Rosters

Joseph Weilnau, Senior, Monroe, Mich., Using GIS to Calculate Percent Land Use of American Kestrel Nest Boxes; Percent Land Use as a Macro-habitat and Micro-habitat Variable in American Kestrel Nest Box Selection