2013 Annual Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA

Student Award Winners:

First place, Graduate paper contest: Michael Allen, Kent State University - "Climate Variability: Changes in Seasons across the

Second place, Graduate paper contest: Elizabeth Crager, West Chester University - "Adaptive Reuse in Philadelphia and the Redevelopment of the Naval Yard"

First place, Undergraduate paper contest: Elizabeth Smith, 
California University of Pennsylvania - "Investigating the 
Role of Two Inch Soil Temperatures in Snowfall"

Second place, Undergraduate paper contest: Brie Puican, Salisbury University - "A Sedimentological Study of Cores Extracted from an Existing Mill Pond in Wicomico County, MD"

Third place, Undergraduate paper contest: Thomas Green,
Salisbury University - "The Human Geography of Assateague

First place, Graduate poster contest: Adam Blough, West Chester University - "Coastal Lighting and Sea Turtles in Jekyll Island Georgia"

First place, Undergraduate poster contest: Brittany Kusinar, California University of Pennsylvania - "Common Meteorological Features of Mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley Synoptic High Wind Events"

Second place, Undergraduate poster contest: Alyssa Wentz, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania - "Examining the 
long-term variability of temperature and precipitation in Shippensburg, PA"

PGS Award Winners:

Distinguished Teaching Award: Joan Welch, West Chester University
(with PGS president Jodi Vender, right)

Distinguished Service Award: John Katana

Distinguished Geographer Award: Jay Morgan III
(Presented by Thomas Mueller, right)

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