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Geography students won awards in the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA)

Geography undergraduates won several awards in the annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) at the University of Tennessee. Over 430 UT undergraduate students presented their research or creative activity this year. The following is a list of awarded won by geography students:

Hudson Kelley and Michael Hazelton, mentored by Ron Foresta: Honorable Mention, College of Arts and Sciences Social Sciences, for their poster titled “Folk Economic Geography: Pricing Private Parking on Game Day in Fort Sanders, Knoxville.”

Connor Vermilyea, mentored by Robert Washington-Allen: Honorable Mention, College of Arts and Sciences Ecology, Evolutionary, and Behavioral Sciences, for his poster titled “Validation of the Use of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) of 3-D Forest Structure of Miombo Woodlands in Niassa National Reserve.”

Preston Mitchell, a student in Biological Sciences and mentored by Micheline van Riemsdijk, won an award for his poster titled “Undergraduate Student Motivations for Choosing a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Major.”

Brooke Pearson, mentored by Henri Grissino-Mayer: First Place, College of Arts and Sciences Ecology, Evolutionary, and Behavioral Sciences, for her poster titled “External Forcing Factors that Affect Torque Resistance Among Hardwood and Softwood Species, Norris Dam State Park, Tennessee, USA.”

Brooke Pearson, mentored by Henri Grissino-Mayer: Bronze Award, Office of Research and Engagement, Natural Sciences Division.

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