Feb 052018

Many thanks go out to all the students who applied to the 2017-2018 ASPRS-RMR Student Scholarship Program. Thanks also to the Review Committee for the time they spent reading and scoring the applications. Applicants were evaluated in several areas, including: appropriateness of field of study, quality of narrative, communication, letter of recommendation, enthusiasm, extra-curricular activity, and scholastic ability. Masters Degree Candidates were further evaluated for quality and appropriateness of research.  Beyond that, PhD Candidates were also evaluated for uniqueness and innovation of research. The Board of Directors of ASPRS-RMR wishes all the winners and applicants the best of luck in their future academic and professional pursuits.  Please consider applying next year and let other students know about this great program. The Rocky Mountain Region has consistently awarded scholarships every year.

Congratulations to the scholarship award winners, all of whom are invited to speak about their research interests at our Annual Dinner Meeting (date and place TBD).

Scholarship Winners:

  Paige Ramsey – New Mexico State University
Major:  Geography (GIS&T and Human Environment Relations)
Career Choice:  Conservation Planner, Urban Planner, Academic
Research Focus:  Mapping and modeling the spatial distribution of conservation easements in the US using potential human and environmental explanatory variables
(Award = $500)

Master’s Candidate:  Sierra Aney – New Mexico State University
Major:  Geography
Career Choice:  GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist
Research Focus:  Landscape-scale modeling of tree mortality in north-central New Mexico, 1997-2005
(Award = $750)
Doctoral Candidate:  Mehran Ghandehari – University of Colorado – Boulder
Major:  Geography
Career Choice:  Geographic Information Science
Research Focus:    Cross-scale analysis of surface-adjusted measurements in spatial analysis
(Award = $1,000)

(posted Feb. 5, 2018)