Geography and Anthropology Students Win Awards at SWAAG 2019
The Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers (SWAAG) annual meeting was held in Ft. Worth, Texas from October 10-11, 2019. Our department was represented by 5 graduate students (Kathleen Benedetto, Marisa Karpinski, Krista Bennett, Kyle Bikowski, and Ria Mukerji) and 2 undergraduate students (Macy Linton and Phuc Phan). All students participated in the annual regional Geobowl competition.
A big congratulations to the following students for receiving student awards:
Ria Mukerji for winning first place in the graduate student poster competition for her research titled, “Changing Geographies of Flood Mitigation Policies: A Case Study of Central, Louisiana”, and Kathleen Benedetto for third place in the graduate student poster competition for her research, “Climatology and Spatiotemporal Analysis of North Atlantic Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes."
Congratulations to Geography MS students Ria Mukerji (right) and Kathleen Benedetto (left) for receiving first and third place awards in the SWAAG 2019 Graduate Student Poster competition.
LSU Geography and Anthropology students competing in the annual SWAAG Geobowl in Ft. Worth, TX. Students from left to right: Kathleen Benedetto (MS Geography), Macy Linton (BS Geography), Phuc Phan (BS Geography), Kyle Bikowski (MA Anthropology), Ria Mukerji (MS Geography), and Marisa Karpinksi (MS Geography).