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UW-Eau Claire Geography Student
Wins $1,000 Poster Award 

MAILED: July 16, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Ryan DeChaine, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior geography major from Brainerd, Minn., won a first place prize of $1,000 in the Jerome Remick III poster competition at the 2002 Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
         The posters were judged by a small team of judges from a variety of earth science disciplines. Awards were based on scientific innovation, content and appearance.
         DeChaine's poster, "Constructing Bison-eye View-sheds: Using GIS to Test an Archaeological Hypothesis at the Hokanson Site, Tiger Hills, South Central Manitoba," presents the results of research that was conducted with the support of the UW-Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs through its Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Student/Faculty Research Collaboration grants. The research was conducted with UW-Eau Claire geography professor Garry Running and other members of SCAPE, a multi-disciplinary research project studying cultural adaptations within the prairie ecozone. The $2.5 million five-year project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-Major Collaborative Research Initiatives program.
         The Jerome H. Remick III Trust fund of the GAC was established in 1994 with monies donated by Remick, a long-time member and former chairman of the GAC membership committee. The express purpose of the fund is to sponsor awards for meritorious posters presented at the GAC-MAC annual meetings and other venues approved by the GAC Council, to acknowledge the growing use of posters as a legitimate geoscience communication vehicle, and to encourage higher standards by recognizing the best posters at any given meeting.

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Updated: July 16, 2002