Student Presentations

The annual Geography Symposium (mid-April, same day as the Spring Awards Banquet) is an opportunity for students to present their work professionally to a friendly audience of peers and professors.
Students may also present at the annual Research and Creativity Day Symposium put on by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Since 2013, we have also collected the names and titles of presentations given off-campus, at annual conferences of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers (SEDAAG), Race, Ethnicity and Place (REP), and the Virginia Social Science Association (VSSA). These are listed below:

Student Co-Presenter(s) Title/Topic Conference Year
Alex Chrvala Extending Interstate 97 to Richmond to Fix Mid-Atlantic Transport Headache AAG 2019
Darby Libka Reconstruction of the Physical Environment at Crow’s Nest, VA AAG 2019
Darby Libka
#nolaeats: Marketing New Orleans’ French Quarter Restaurants Using Instagram
AAG 2018
Alistair Andrulis
Response of a Small Stream in Virginia to Major Rainfall Events
AAG 2018
Jordan Chandler Darby Libka The World War II Memorial SEDAAG 2018
Eli McCleary Stephen Hanna Using Qualitative GIS to Track Change in Commemorative Landscapes after Charlottesville SEDAAG 2018
Sarah Giuseppe Hannah Woehrle Young People’s Photographs and the Idea of “Place” in Childhood SEDAAG 2018
Lillian Lester Melina Patterson Adulting at the Kids’ Table: Undergraduate Researchers doing Children’s Geography SEDAAG 2018
Hallie Heinzen Planning a Mobile Farmers’ Market in Fredericksburg, VA SEDAAG 2017
Alistair Andrulis Drainage Basin Characteristics of a Small Stream at Crow’s Nest SEDAAG 2017
Katie Boston Caitlin Finlayson (Im)Perfect Food: A visual Analysis of the Ugly Food Movement SEDAAG 2017
Colin Cate Preserving a Livelihood: Chesapeake Watermen and Heritage Tourism SEDAAG 2016
Christine Mackrell Stephen Hanna More than just a Ghost Story REP 2016
Xavier Griffin Hung out to dry: Case Studies Comparing California counties’ water management solution to the drought
for California residents
AAG 2016
Xavier Griffin Ian Spangler, Meredith Stone Searching for the enslaved in the “Cradle of Democracy”: Spatializing Narratives of the Enslaved at Plantation Museums SEDAAG 2015
Philip Devine Visualizing Sacredness using Mental Maps and GIS SEDAAG 2015
Christine Mackrell Gendered Experiences in Mosques: The Utilization of Sacred Space as a Tool for Marginalization SEDAAG 2015
Meredith Stone Places to Play: Mapping Early 20th Century Playgrounds AAG 2015
Jacob Snyder Comparing methods for measuring park access (GIS) AAG 2015
Xavier Griffin Ian Spangler, Meredith Stone Visualizing Social Memory: Exploring Narratives at Plantation Museums in the James River Region VSSA 2015
Julia Wood Gendered understandings of the lived religious experience: Exploring emotional responses through sacred space
AAG 2014
Andrew Walz
Paradise Tourism Imagery Analysis in Samoa
AAG 2014
Julia Wood
Gendered understandings of the lived religious experience: Exploring emotional responses through sacred space
Sherry Young
Using GIS to Explore Causes of Slope Failure in Stafford County, VA (poster)
Allison MacKrell
Interpreting Children’s Perceptions of their Neighborhood through the use of Participatory GIS (poster)
Fariss Hodder
Stephen Hanna Reading the Heritage Landscape using a public history GIS
AAG 2013
Adam Hager
Carl Larsen, David Chambers A Foundational GIS to Monitor Agriculture Production in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala (poster)
Ethan Bottone
Documenting Language Erosion and Preservation Efforts in the Canadian Arctic (poster)