Rhodes Students Win Top Prizes for GIS Presentations

A female student wearing winter clothing standing near a grey stone wall
Samantha Ramsey, Class of 2017

Rhodes students recently presented their geographic information system (GIS) research projects at the Mid-South GIS Conference held Nov. 16 and 17 in Memphis. Samantha Ramsey ’17 (pictured; environmental science and French double major) won the annual GIS scholarship for her presentation, “Bottled Water Economics in Washington State.”

Chandler Joiner ’18 (environmental science major) won first place in the poster competition for her work, “Rhinoceros Populations and Protected Land Areas”; Erica Carcelén ’17 (biology and environmental science double major) won second place in the poster competition for her work, “Protected Areas of the Southeastern Region of the United States”; and Katharine Goebel ’17 (biology and anthropology/sociology major) won third place in the poster competition for her work, “The Current Distribution and Potential Spread of Zika Virus.” 

Claire Carr ’17 (environmental science and history double major) also gave a talk, “Yellow Fever 1878: Mapping Victims and Geography of Memphis’ Worst Epidemic,” and Griffin Williams  ’18 (biology major) entered two posters, “Remapping the Bibb County Glades” and “Predicting El Niño: An Analysis of El Niño Hurricane Patterns.” Prof. Sarah Boyle served as faculty advisor.