COPH Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Student Poster Competition II
The College of Public Health held its second student GIS poster competition last Friday, July 19th. This poster presentation challenge provided an opportunity for the students enrolled in HSC 4933/5933 Introduction to Public Health Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and HSC 6934 Public Health GIS to showcase the knowledge and skills they acquired during summer semester. Dr. Benjamin Jacob, instructor of the Public Health GIS course said, “The poster competition is vital for students to understand public health related problems.” They have gained experience in conducting research and applying GIS technologies such as spatial analysis and visualization.
The event was a great success with eleven student poster entries and countless interested faculty, staff and students stopping by to show their support! Semiha Caliskan (M.Sc.), organizer of the poster competition, was delighted with the success of the poster turnout and hopes to extend the outreach of the poster competition by including interested students from different departments and Colleges across campus. Vikas Tarvecha, EE master’s student at USF, provided logistical and technical support for the event.
Judges of the poster competition included: Prof. Robert Novak (GH), Prof. Russell Kirby (CFH), Prof. Etienne Pracht (HPM), and Dr. Daniel Mendoza (EOH). They were impressed with the hard work of the students and commented that it was challenging to decide on just one winner! Also, Prof. Robert Novak donated a cash prize for the first place winner.
1st Place Chad Weddell 2nd Place Chris Childs 3rd Place Ryan Tokarz
The Poster will be available at following URL: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/gh/GIS%20Infectionous%20Diseases/competition.html
PHC 4140PHC 5933 Introduction to Public Health GIS is offered online every fall/spring and in-class during summer session C. PHC 6934 Public Health GIS is offered in-class only during summer session C.
Additional photos from the event can be found here.