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Earth & Geographic Sciences Student Accomplishments 2017

Spring 2017

Six students presented at the 2017 Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Conference

  • Jacob Hogue, Jake Glick (GIS Mapping of the Reimagine North of Main Project)
  • Huy Vo (GIS Internships with MRPC and Ayer DPW)
  • Tallie Foster (Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest)
  • Samuel Gallagher (The Effects of Climate Change on the Philippines)
  • Paige Harrington (The Effects of Climate Change on the Amazon Rainforest)
  • Paige Harrington, Jacob Hogue (Electricity and Waste: Understanding Sustainability on Fitchburg State’s Campus)

Jacob Hogue and Jake Glick Working on the Reimagine North of Main Project

In this extended Crocker Center research project, Jacob and Jake conducted a series of mapping and analysis for the Reimagine North of Main Project in the Fitchburg area using GIS and web-mapping tools.

Huy Vo (center in white polo shirt), Class of 2018, and coworkers during his internship

GIS Web Mapping and Programming Internship with Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (Fitchburg).

Huy, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in GIS, works on GIS Web Mapping and Programming under the supervision of GIS/IT director Jason Stanton.

Huy uses JavaScript, HTML and CSS to improve the performance of MRMapper – a web mapping tool designed to aid decision making processes. He is also the initiator and the first president of the newly established GIS Club, which attracts students within and beyond the Earth and Geographic Sciences department.

Kayla Kress, Jacob Hogue, and Samuel Gallagher Presented at Regional GIS Professional Conference

Kayla, Jacob, and Sam presented their GIS research project along with Dr. Jane Huang at the New England Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) Annual Conference on November 14th, 2016.

They were the only student presenters at this regional GIS conference which was attended by over a hundred GIS professionals crossed the region.

They spoke about the GIS research conducted during their internships on the local community revitalization project, ReImagine North of Main; and enjoyed the many questions, comments, and compliments from the audience following the presentation.

Fitchburg State GIS Night at Clark University

19 students participated to the GIS Club event: Fitchburg State Night at Clark University on Nov 17th, 2016.

The students worked on a Raster GIS workshop, which was to determine an area of maple trees to tap for maple syrup in Paxton, MA, and listened to three presentations given by Clark graduate students in GIS.

It was a blast! The event was organized by Henry Mros, a GST graduate (2015) and currently a Master’s student in GIS at Clark University, and two GIS Club leaders: Huy Vo and Mark Guercio.

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