LSU Graduate Students Win Presentation Competition at SWAAG 2018

SWAGG 2018 Winners

James Smith (far right), Derek Thompson (5th from right), and Aubrey Kyle (6th from right) receiving awards for their research at SWAAG 2018.


LSU Graduate Students recently presented their research at the Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers (SWAAG) held October 4-5, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Congratulations are given to the following three graduate students that received awards for presenting their work.

 Aubrey Kyle (PhD Geography): 2nd Place in the Paper Competition for her presentation titled, “City-assisted evacuation planning in New Orleans: Cementing sites for the future?”

 Derek Thompson (PhD Geography): 3rd Place in the Paper Competition for his presentation titled, “A comparison of tropical cyclone landfall locations between the HURDAT2 Best Track and the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis I Datasets”

 James Smith (MS Geology): 2nd Place in the Poster Competition for his presentation titled, “An evaluation of modified bed load sediment transport equations for enhanced sediment transport quantification in steep mountain streams: Case study Little Fountain Creek, Colorado Springs, Co.”.