The American Association of Geographers Geography Bowl—West Lakes Division was held in West Plains Oct. 19. Between presentations and the Geography Bowl, the Missouri State GGP department cleaned up nicely.
In the undergraduate student poster category, Missouri State had the top three winners:
- 1st place: Madalyn Behlke-Entwistle for her presentation, “Assessing coral reef threats and remediation techniques on the south coast of Jamaica”
- 2nd place: Joshua Hess, for his presentation “Catastrophic flood effects on riparian forest structure, mortality, and fluvial wood supply on a Missouri Ozarks river”
- 3rd place: Lucas Nitcher, for his presentation “Photogrammetric 3D building reconstruction through manual control of a drone”
In the graduate student poster category, Missouri State also had the top three winners:
- 1st place: Kelly Rose for her presentation, “Influence of neighborhood history on metal concentrations in roadside soils and street dusts, Springfield, Missouri”
- 2nd place: Hannah Adams for her presentation, “Geospatial analysis of bank erosion for conservation planning, Lamar Lake Watershed, Missouri”
- 3rd place: Dylan King, for his presentation, “Resilience of channel sediment quality in mining-contaminated streams Galena River watershed, Wisconsin-Illinois”
The West Lakes Division will send a team to New Orleans, Louisiana, in April to compete nationally. There was a Jeopardy! style competition to determine who would represent the division, and there could be up to six Missouri State students on the team.
Students who qualified for the team or as alternates from Missouri State include:
- Hannah Adams
- Josh Hess
- Dylan King
- Sarah LeTarte
- Joe Nash
- Kelly Rose
Drs. Jill Black, Toby Dogwiler, Xin Miao and Bob Pavlowsky also attended this event.
Congratulations to all that participated! Have fun in New Orleans.