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Geography student presenters place in top three at regional geographers meeting

December 3, 2013

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire geography students placed first through third in research poster presentations at the recent annual meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers hosted by UW-Eau Claire.

Representatives from 23 universities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Florida attended the conference.

First place went to Sean Morrison, a senior from River Falls, for his presentation, "A Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation of the Grand Island Tombolo, Michigan, USA: Preliminary Results."

Second place went to David Simenson, a junior from Withee, and Ryan Alger, a senior from Janesville, for their presentation, "Investigating the Duluth Bay Barrier: Subsurface Imaging Using Ground Penetrating Radar: Duluth/Superior, Minnesota and Wisconsin, USA: Preliminary Results."

Third place was awarded to seniors Joseph Quintana, Madison; Kory Dercks, Clintonville; and Zachary Womeldorf, Northfield, Minn., for their presentation, "Wisconsin Fandoms: A Spatial Survey."



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