GES Students Win Awards at AAG

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Three Geography Ph.D. students won national awards last week at the annual AAG confrence. Sara Toranbene received a fellowship from the Urban Geography Specialty Group for her research: A collection of economic possibilities: Latinx Diverse Economies in Boston and Charlotte. Elina Shepard was runner-up for the AAG-Kauffman Award for Best Student Paper in Geography and Entrepreneurship for her paper, Opportunities and Challenges for Small Businesses in New Transit Neighborhoods. Yu Lan was the winner of the David Woodward Digital Map Award  of the 48th annual CaGIS Map Design Competition for her Digital Bivariate Map of Covid: https://observablehq.com/@ylan1/animated-bivariate-map-of-covid-19. Yu Lan was also runner-up with another map submission!