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Announcing the 2016 Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography and the Trussell Family Scholarship

Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography

The Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography is given annually to a deserving graduate or undergraduate geography student at the University of Oregon. The award amount is $1,000.

Submission Guidelines

Students will submit a cartographic or visualization product and a written statement.

Entrant must be:

An undergraduate or graduate student majoring in geography at the UO.

Entrant will submit:

– A 500 to 1,000 word statement explaining the significance of the design that clearly articulates the student’s role in developing the product is a requirement.

– For printed map products:
1) submit two printed full size copies of the map product and
2) email a PDF of the product to jmeacham@uoregon.edu

– For web maps submit a link to your product.

Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2016

Submit entry to: Loy Award Committee, Department of Geography, 107 Condon Hall.

The Award will be announced during Spring Quarter.
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2016 Award Winners

Christine Grummon:
Mapping an Epidemic: The spread of the mountain pine beetle in the American West
Mapping an Epidemic: The spread of the mountain pine beetle in the American West

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Pratchenko
The Beatles’ First North American Tour
The Beatles' First North American Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Honorable Mention

Rudy Omri
140YearsofUO: Historical timeline of University of Oregon campus buildings 1875-2015 (Online interactive map)

Contacts:

Amy Lobben, lobben@uoregon.edu

James E. Meacham, jmeacham@uoregon.edu

 

Trussell Family Scholarship

The Trussell Family Scholarship is awarded to students based on academic merit and interest in a career serving humanity. Consideration is also given to financial need. The award will be $2,000 if one student is selected, or $1,000 if two students share it.

Application Process

Your application must include the following:

1. A completed application cover sheet, available here;

2. A current University transcript (unofficial OK);

3. A paper or class project (i.e. map, poster) written or created in a course taught by a UO Geography professor during the last two years OR created as part of a Geography faculty-led research project during the last two years (can be in a class outside of the Geography Department, but must have been taught by a member of the geography faculty);

4. A statement (no more than 2 pages, double-spaced) addressing your geographical education in relation to your career goals, as well as your financial need.

A completed application must be delivered to the Department of Geography office (107 Condon) by 5:00pm Friday, May 20th, 2016, or emailed by the same time to geogadvr@uoregon.edu. Applicants will be notified by June 7th. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Department’s graduation Ceremony on June 13th.

2016 Trussell_Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contacts:

Dr. Leslie McLees, geogadvr@uoregon.edu