Kudos to geography major Jeff Smyczek, who presented a paper at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-9, titled "Mapping the prairie: correlations between biomass and vegetation indices using small unmanned aerial systems." The meeting included 9,300 geographers from around the world.
Kudos to mathematics students Michael Toth, Scott Pegelow, Ryan Schroeder, Steven Gapinski and Evan Czysz, who posted scores in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada.
Kudos to Jo Ann Oravec, professor of information technology and supply chain management, who presented a paper at the "Journalism and the Search for Truth in an Age of Social Media" at Boston University on April 24. Her presentation is titled "Journalistic Coverage of Internet Trickery and Manipulation in Electioneering: Case Studies in Google Bombs, Wiki Wars, Domain Name-Jackings, Sockpuppets, and Other Fakery."
Kudos to Sang Choi, professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, who gave two online presentations on "Prevention through Design: Roadmap to Improving Safety, Health and Ergonomics on Worksites" at the 25th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium, April 24-27, sponsored by the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center, U.S. Department of the Navy.