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Earth & Geographic Sciences Student Accomplishments (2016)

Spring 2016

Several students in our department shined bright at our 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Conference.

Students who worked on the "GPS Survey of Healthy-Heart Trails" project

Students Jacob Hogue, Gary Van Bramer, and Devin Richardt, sponsored by Dr. Jane Huang on their project, "GPS Survey of Healthy-Heart Trails--A Service Learning Term Project of GEOG-2400," tied for third place among the oral presentations.

Robin Pike, also sponsored by Dr. Jane Huang, took top honors for his oral presentation: "GIS Internship with the Ayer Department of Public Works."

Other things our students are up to:

Kayla Kress, Class of 2016 & Samuel Gallagher, Class of 2019

Kayla Kress and Samuel Gallagher working at computers

Kayla and Sam assist our own Dr. Jane Huang on the community revitalization project Reimagine North of Main.

They study the neighborhood properties through mapping and analysis using GIS.

Henry Mros, Class of 2015

Portrait of Henry Mros

Henry Mros is a recent Fitchburg State Geographic Science & Technology graduate who is now working toward a master's in Geographic Information Sciences at Clark University.

Henry returned to campus in 2016 to deliver a talk, titled “GIS After Undergrad,” where he spoke to current majors about his academic experiences in grad school and shared examples of his post-undergraduate work.

Robin Pike, Class of 2016

Robin Pike in the Ayer Department of Public Works

GIS Internship with Ayer Department of Public Works

Robin works closely with the DPW superintendent and the town engineer to produce digital maps of the town's infrastructure while also inspecting infrastructure in the field and creating mobile maps that can be accessed via tablets and devices.

Laura Leclerc, Class of 2016 & Tristan Taylor, Class of 2017

Laura Leclerc and Tristan Taylor working outdoors

Land Conservation Internships with North County Land Trust (Leominster)

Laura and Tristan conduct GIS Inventorying of farmland in the region while monitoring properties and documenting violations to Conservation Restrictions using GPS and GIS.

Tyler Godin, Class of 2017

Tyler Godin wearing a neon vest and holding a GIS and a clipboard

Transportation Geography Internship with Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (Fitchburg)

Tyler conducts traffic counts in 21 communities across the Montachusett region, surveys for the Heart Healthy Trail Project in several local communities, and studies walkability for the town of Lancaster.