Geography students from California State University, Stanislaus claimed awards at the California Geographical Society’s 67th annual conference this year, marking the sixth consecutive year that students from CSU Stanislaus have received the prestigious awards.
Winners from CSU Stanislaus were:
– Aldo Garcia in Digital Map Competition, for “Recreational Bicycling: An Interactive Online Map of Bicycle Trails Along the Stanislaus River, Ripon, Calif.”
– Marisa Hultgren earning the Tom McKinght Undergraduate Paper Award for “The Geography of Spies: Communism and American Intelligence in World War II”
– Elizabeth Machado in the Graduate Poster Competition, for “Transnational Activities and its Impact on the Azorean Cultural Landscape in Southeastern Massachusetts”
CSU Stanislaus geography professors Jennifer Helzer, Peggy Hauselt, and Austin Avwundiogba supported the student researchers. Additional support also came from administrative support assistant Susan Helm-Lauber, Cameron Pallotta in the university’s geographic information systems laboratory, and Julie Fox and Brett Forray in the Office of Service Learning.
As the oldest and largest statewide organization dedicated to improving the understanding of geography, the California Geographical Society promotes interaction among academic and applied geographers, as well as community members who demonstrate an interest in geography. Founded in 1946, the organization holds a conference each year, drawing in more than 400 professional geographers from around the State of California each spring.
To learn more about the California Geographical Society, visit http://www.csun.edu/~calgeosoc/meetings/SLO/home.html.