Papers and Posters Presented by Geography and Regional Planning Students at Scholars Forums

Posted on 4/15/2019 10:41:38 AM

Twenty-four IUP Geography and Regional Planning students presented 27 papers and posters at the 2019 IUP Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forum program on April 3.

Geography and Regional Planning students at the 2019 Undergraduate Scholars ForumUndergraduate Students Who Presented Papers

  • Logan Balch, “Hydraulic Fracturing and the Impact on Large Water Bodies: Assessing the effects of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Water Quality of the Beaver Run Reservoir in Westmoreland County, PA”

  • Amanda Barclay, “Zaatari Refugee Camp and Land-Use/Cover Change: Assessing Refugee Impact on Environmental Degradation and Urban Growth”

  • Carlee Benhart, “Guess Who? A Case Study of College Student Relationship to Crime Statistics in PASSHE Collegiate Counties”

  • Abigail Roberts, “More isn’t always more affordable: Comparing impact of mixed use developments on housing units and values in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and St. Paul, Minnesota”

  • Molly Sarver, “Financial Assessment of Flooding Damages in Indiana, PA: A Method to Enhance GSI Planning In Small Towns”

  • Kristina Thomas, “Using Remote Sensing Techniques to Assess Urban Growth Patterns in Jaipur, India During Stages of Peak Urbanization from 1979-2018”

Posters Presented by GRP Students Included

  • “Hydropower influences on Fish populations: An assessment of Major Dams effects concerning Native American nutriment on the Columbia River, Oregon,” by Anieadi Antiaobong

  • “Natural Disasters and Vegetation Health: Analyzing the overall effect Tsunamis have on vegetation and landscapes using Remote Sensing techniques in Indonesia,” by Austyn Diaz

  • “Orphan Wells: Proposing a Crowdsourcing approach to help uncover lost wells in PA,” by Zach Hollingshad

  • “Stormwater Runoff Mitigation: Using Remote Sensing Techniques to Identify Impervious Surfaces in White Township, PA,” by Colin Kelly

  • “LiDAR and Archaeology: A comparison with Near-Ground Remote Sensing at Fort Allen and Squirrel Hill,” by Andrew Malhotra

  • “A GIS Approach to the Management of Prehistoric Archaeological Resources within Michaux State Forest,” by Ross Owen

  • “The Spatial Distribution of Chlorides in the Beaver Run Reservoir Drainage Areas,” by Erin Penzelik

  • “Impacts of Hurricanes in the Florida Keys on the Key Deer Population,” by Zachary Raible

  • “Using Remote Sensing techniques to analyze the regional effects of Urban Growth Boundary in Lexington, Kentucky,” by Wyatt Stitely

  • “Beaver Run Surface Water Quality Project: A Hydrologic Assessment of Non-Point Source Pollution Based Sub-Basin Drainage Networks,” by Cecil Cooper, Nathaniel Kiehm, and Logan Balch

  • “Utilizing GIS for Trail Route Visualization—The Export-Delmont Trail Connection of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail,” by Heather Lash, Sara Ritter, and Austyn Diaz

  • “Spatial Analysis of Industrial and Residential Land Redevelopment of Beaver County, Pennsylvania,” by Brandon Sliko, David Rand, and Henry Joyce

  • “Sanborn Map-Based Reconstruction of the Urban Geography of Indiana, PA,” by Amanda Barclay, Trevor Howard, and Zachery Raible

  • “Mitigating the Spread of CWD in Pennsylvania: Alternate Management Procedures,” by Stephanie Kachonik

  • “Enterprise GIS to Analyze Surface Hydrology, Aquatic Ecosystems, and Water Quality of IUP Confluence Park,” by Kyle Parr, Clayton Blough, and Abigail Roberts

  • “Spatial Survey of Historic and Environmental Features of Reastone Property,” by Angela Rooker, Chantal Sisko, and Madilyn Sodowsky”