Graduate Students Win Awards
Announcements made at the recent Association of American Geographers meeting in NYC
Posted: February 23, 2012
UT Geography graduate students were prominent among awardees in the annual meeting:
Jennifer Alexander received the Masters level 2012 Peter Gould Student Paper Competition Award from the Health and Medical Specialty Group (HMSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). Jennifer’s paper is titled “Analysis of models using deforestation and malaria case and incidence rates for prediction of malaria in the Amazon region of Brazil.” This competitive award is named in honor of Dr. Peter Gould, whose work has especially influenced health and medical geography. Jennifer will receive a monetary award and certificate from the HMSG. In addition, her accomplishment was announced at the AAG award luncheon at the annual meeting in New York City.
Edward Park, won the Pixoneer Scholarship, which was established in 2008 by Pixoneer Geomatics, Inc. to provide financial assistance to graduate students in the research field of Geography, Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences. Pixoneer Geomatics, Inc. is a GIS and remote sensing firm located at Daejon, South Korea, and the scholarship is awarded annually to students through the generous sponsorship of its CEO Jong Sik Yoon. Only two scholarships were awarded at the AAG in 2012.
Joomi Lee won the Sim Travel Award. The “Sim AAG Student Travel Award, Geospatial Technology” was established in 2010 to provide financial assistance to graduate students in the research field of Geography, Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences. This scholarship is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. This award is for supporting the work of students who implement GIS/RS/Geospatial techniques into his/her research. Only two awards were provided at the AAG in 2012.
Molly Polk won the Chimborazo Student Research Grant from the Mountain Specialty Group, which will help with expenses for fieldwork in the high Andes of Peru. Only one award was awarded at the AAG in 2012.
Christine Bonthius received the Latin America Specialty Group Field Study Travel Award (Masters Level) for 2012. "This award is intended for a graduate student member of the AAG Latin America Specialty Group to support preliminary or reconnaissance fieldwork for intended thesis or dissertation research in Latin America."