Michigan Academy

2014: Three Geography and Planning students presented  scholarly papers and two presented research posters at the annual meeting of the Michigan Academy held at Oakland University on February 28, 2014.

  • Kyle Barnhart. "A comprehensive park equity analysis of Grand Rapids, Michigan." Paper presentation.
  • Alyssa Ellen. "Race and the location of toxic underground storage tanks in Wayne County, Michigan." Paper presentation.
  • Aynsley Gilmour. "Geospatial analysis of Grand Valley State university's enrollment, 1998-2012." Paper presentation.
  • Melissa Salich. "Faith on the move: Christian migration to and from the United States of America, 2012." Poster presentation.
  • Rebekah Watkins. "Urbanized growth of El Paso and Cuidad Juárez, 1999-2013." Poster presentation.

2013: Five Geography and Planning students presented scholarly papers and one student presented a research poster at the annual meeting of the Michigan Academy held at Hope College on March 18, 2013.

  • Catrina Chambers. "Spatial density and economic value of the irapay palm (Lepidocaryum tenue) in three adjacent but topographically variable areas in Peruvian Amazon."
  • Keith Chapman. "Nuclear facilities built in proximity to population centers in the United States: a disaster waiting to happen?"
  • Elisabeth Cole. "Sustainability in a 'boom and bust' environment: examining the effects of harvest rates and yearly flooding on the Astrocaryum chambira palm in northeastern Peru." Paper presentation.
  • Damon Fortney. "An empirical method to identify suitable intersections for roundabout installation in Ottawa County, Michigan."
  • Bryan May. "Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus: the remaking of the lower west side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a comparison of demographic data, 1980 to 2010."
  • Diane Panaccio. "Caves as biological hotspots: an inventory of endangers species." Poster presentation.

2012: Three Geography and Planning students presented scholarly papers at the annual meeting of the Michigan Academy, Alma College, March 2, 2012.

  • Catrina Chambers. "Climate change and tornadic activity in the United States, 1950 to 2008." Poster presentation.
  • Elisabeth Cole. "Freedom and Islam: a world study, 1990-2010." Poster presentation.
  • Andrew Wisniewski. "A geopolitical analysis of the distribution of American Recovery and Re-Investment Act funds." Paper presentation.

Lunch with Prof. Greg Veeck of Western Michigan University. They're laughing about the money.

2011: Three Geography and Planning students presented their scholarly research papers at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan, March 11, 2011.

  • Zachary Christian-Rotramel, "Michigan inland lake water quality and surrounding land cover change, 1998 to 2005." Paper presentation.
  • Miles Hunsinger, "Effect of center line rumble strips on head-on and sideswipe automobile collisions in Michigan, 2004 to 2009." Paper presentation.
  • Anne Santa Maria. "Assessing campsite impacts in the Allegheny National Forest: a critique and proposal." Paper presentation.

2010: Three Geography and Planning students presented their scholarly papers at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, Calvin College, March 20, 2010.

  • Chris Carlson. Modeling land use and land cover change in Michigan from 1996 to 2050. Paper presentation.
  • Diane Miller. Impact of size of place on sense of community. Paper presentation.
  • Jeffrey Sweeney. Travel cost and participation in recreation: the (bicycle) Ride Across Indiana (RAIN), 2000-2009. Paper presentation.

2009: Six Geography and Planning students presented their research papers at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, held at Wayne State University on 20 March, 2009.

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  • Enzo Crescentini, "Mapping the diffusion process of Islam in the United States of America, 1920-2008." Paper presentation.
  • Ian Fox, "The extent of land use change in the Benton Harbor/Sodus area, 1978-2005." Paper presentation.
  • Nick Langeland, "Freedom and democracy in the Middle East and North Africa." Paper presentation.
  • Greg Lowman, "Improving the classification of plant functional types using evidential reasoning on remotely-sensed imagery of lower Michigan." Paper presentation.
  • Elizabeth McMurray, "Urban redevelopment and migration in the City." Paper presentation.
  • Nathan Mort, "Oil prices and Amtrak ridership, 2002-2008." Paper presentation.

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