Virginia Tech Remote Sensing and GIS Symposium

This year, the 2019 Virginia Tech Office of GIS and Remote Sensing Symposium received 35 posters representing research in both undergraduate and graduate categories in GIS and Remote Sensing. Presentations during the program included Digital Transformation: Possibilities for a Geo-Enabled Campus, 47 Years of Satellite Remote Sensing and What is Next? and Physics-guided Data Science: Challenges and Opportunities in Combining Machine Learning with Physical Knowledge in Geosciences. The Virginia Space Grant Consortium sponsors the cash prizes for the winning posters every year. This year’s graduate student poster showcase winners were: 


First Place – $250: Megan Stevenson for her research on “The Effects of Land Cover Change on the Spatial Distribution of Lyme Disease in Northern Virginia Since 2005.”

Second Place – $150: Molly Mcknight for “Renewable Energy Siting Project (SRES).”

Third Place – $100: Yanshen Sun for “Evaluating the quality of ground surfaces generated from Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) data.”


Showcase abstracts can be downloaded here.

More information on the Virginia Tech Office of GIS and Remote Sensing can be found here.