Past Features

July 11, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 10)

Geography Major Wins Galileo Award for Best Poster

Brian Morgan
Brian Morgan
Geography major Brian Morgan's poster, titled "Childhood Asthma and Poverty in the Bronx," won first place in the New York State Geographic Information Science (GIS) Association's Galileo Award Poster Competition for best college undergraduate map layout.

A GISc program graduate, Morgan works as an intern at the South Bronx Environmental Justice Partnership and serves as a tutor in the Department of Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences' (EGGS) GIS Lab.

"Brian is one of those rare people who can merge the creative and aesthetic with an analytical approach, which is perfect for the Geographic Information Science field," says Professor Juliana Maantay (EGGS). "Since a good map is not only used to convey complex information, but can also be a work of art, it is not surprising that Brian's map was recognized as exemplary."


Posters are judged based on technical ability and use of GIS to perform spatial analysis; creativity in using map and graphic elements; and originality and conceptualization. As the prizewinner, Morgan earned a seat at the 2007 New York State Geospatial Summit, held on June 8 in Upstate New York.