Student Poster Projects

During the Fall Semester, Undergraduates in Professor Rachel Franklin's SOC 1340: Principles and Methods of Geographic Information Systems create and conduct GIS research projects in an area of the students' choosing. The course serves as an introduction to the fundamental principles and methods of geographic information systems and covered theories/concepts and related analytical tools that facilitate understanding of the spatial organization of individuals, societies, and economies. Examples from previous semesters are available below.

Fall 2017

San Francisco Eviction Clustering and Correlation in the 21st Century

Anna Messer ‘19

Urban Studies

Trouble in the Marvelous City: Density of Reported Shootouts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2003-2015

Ari Snider ’18.5

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Measuring Streetlight Redundancy in Boston’s North End

Austen Sharpe ‘18

Environmental Science

Making Connections: Determining Optimal Airline Hub Location for Connecting US Domestic Passenger

Bayley Wells ‘18

Urban Studies

Contamination and Cancer: A Spatial Analysis of the Relationship Between Superfund Sites and Cancer Incidence

Ben Cole ‘19

Environmental Science

Abortion access by distance and race in the United States

Emma Illick-Frank ‘18

Environmental Science

Property values surrounding bike lanes in Columbus, Ohio

Hana Estice ’19

Urban Studies

Predicting Gentrification in New York City Using MetroCard Fare Data

John Beck ‘18

Urban Studies

Whale Ship Strikes: Are we targeting the right whales?

John MacMullen ‘18

Environmental Studies

Neighborhood disadvantage and access to mental healthcare in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Justin Ferenzi ‘19

Cognitive Neuroscience

Conservation Easements on Private Land in Colorado: For whom? A Spatial Analysis of Conservation Equity

Lance Gloss ‘18

Urban Studies

The Effects of Low-Income Housing on Property Values in Los Angeles

Olivia Iles ‘18


Resettled to the segregated city: Southeast Asian refugee resettlement to Philadelphia

Victoria Huynh ‘19

Ethnic Studies

Fall 2016

#GroceryStoresMatter: Uncovering the Relationship Between Areas of Low Food Access and Race in Baltimore City

Alexis D. Alston ’17

Business, Entrepreneurship and Organization

How Green is Greenville County? An analysis of Greenspace accessibility by race in Greenville, SC

Anjali Carroll ’17

Urban Studies & Hispanic Studies

Historic Landmarks & Flood Risk in New York City

Ashley So ’17 

Urban Studies

A Spatial Evaluation of the Impact of Megafaunal Extinctions on the Ranges and Dispersal Potential of Trees in the United States

Bailey McLaughlin ’17

Environmental Studies

Food insecurity in RI: A spatial representation of access to grocery stores in Providence and Pawtucket, RI

Bella Du Mond ’17

Environmental Studies

Filling Los Angeles’ Mental Health Care Gaps

Brett Dunlavey ’18

Urban Studies

Oyster Aquaculture in Rhode Island: 1912 to present

Maaike Tiersma ‘17

Environmental Studies

Internet Accessibility in Providence for People Seeking Employment

Mike Matsuno ’18

Sociology & History

Public Transportation and Social Vulnerability in RI: Does RIPTA Serve the populations that Need it Most?

Sonya Gurwitt ’17

Environmental Studies

Produce for the People?: Analyzing Farmers Market Location & Access in New York City

Timothy Ittner ’18

Social Analysis and Research