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Geography and Regional Planning Students Present Research and Receive Awards at Geographical Society Meeting

IUP Geography and Regional Planning students Nicholas Angelo, Robert Cerrato, Joshua Krug, Ellen Lamont, Michael Muder, Erik Scrivener, Dana Turgeon, and Christian Wells presented research at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS) held in Indiana, Pennsylvania, November 4–5, 2011.

Geography master’s student Eric Scrivener won first place in the student poster contest with his entry “Improving Visibility and Awareness of Traffic Control Devices Using GIS in Binghamton, New York,” and fellow graduate student Michael Muder took second place with his poster “Assessing Horizontal Accuracy of Mine Maps Using GIS and GPS: The Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company Underground Mine Map Collection.”

In the undergraduate student poster competition, Geography major Joshua Krug took first place honors with his poster “Marcellus Shale Development in Pennsylvania: A Socio-Demographic and Economic Analysis.” In the graduate student paper competition, Christian Wells was awarded first place for his research “Moving Forward: Residential Stratification and Overcoming its Implications.”

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