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Geographic Information Analysis Lab (GIAL) : Earth Day Posters and Sessions

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Last Updated: May 3, 2022 11:33 AM

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Thank you to all that joined our 2022 Geography/Libraries Earth Day event on Friday, April 22nd at 6pm

Please contact Kim Plassche if you would like to view a recording of the event.


6pm Welcoming remarks and Rich Quodomine (Experience as a COP 26 Delegate)
6:20 Student Showcase
6:45 Trivia Game
7:10 Career advice with Rich Quodomine (Senior Lead GIS Analyst, Department of Public Property, City of Philadelphia)

Student Presenters

Lightning Talks

  • Suiyuan Wang, Geography (2026), Mapping population distribution at the buildings level using multi-source data
  • Laura Winder, Studio Arts/Graphic (2025), Our Earth, Our Home
  • Qingqing Chen, Geography (2025), Delineating a ‘15-Minute City’:  An Agent-based Modeling Approach to  Estimate the Size of Local Communities

Posted Projects (Please view projects below)

With regrets, the following students will not be at the Zoom event. 
  • Zoey Kmack, Political Science (2025), Create Sustainable Change, Create Peace
  • Donald Basile. Management/Business Administration (Spring 2025), The Three E's of Sustainability
  • Jonathan Townsend, Geography (2023), Bioacoustic sampling and geospatial analysis reveals that bat calling activity varies in response to land cover and habitat type
  • Chloe Seyfert, Information Technology and Management (2025), Sustainability: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Evan Leatherbarrow, Business Administration (2025), Sustaining Earth's Climate
  • Lucas Garver, Business Administration (2025), Solar Windows
  • Jason Louie, Business (2025), Unheard World Savers

Please view posted projects below. 

Past Showcase Winners

2021 A-GIAL Earth Day Virtual Showcase

The following presenters were chosen by attendees of the showcase event held virtually on April 23, 2021.

Year             1st Place                          Runner-Up                          Honorable Mentions

2021         Alexandra Gould             Vanessa Neff            Sun Ho Hwang and  Kevin Griswold

A-GIAL Earth Day Poster Session Awards

This award is given by a panel of Geography Alumni judges that evaluate the competitors poster during 2-hour session with poster authors being present.

Year             1st Place                 Runner-Up                 Honorable Mention

2019         Qiuyi Zhang         Jena Jendrowski              Chenyang Wei

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