Gabriel Holbrow '12 won awards in two separate competitions in early May.
First, he competed in the 11th Annual Affordable Housing Development Competition this spring, on a team with Harvard students. Their project for the Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) proposed an affordable housing development at the Firehouse Commons in Somerville. The cash prize for second place was $6000, split between SCC and the student team. UEP students have participated in this competition in the past, and it bears similarities to UEP's Field Projects course.
Then, on May 17, Gabe attended the spring 2011 meeting of the Northeast Arc Users Group, held at Smith College. In the poster contest, his poster, entitled "Measuring Walkability Using Distance to Destinations along a Network," was selected by meeting participants from the seven posters on display at the meeting. The poster was created for the Introduction to GIS class at UEP, and more posters from Tufts' own poster expo can be seen here.
The Spring NEArc meeting is a day of presentations and workshops for users of ArcGIS software in the Northeast. NEArc also hosts an annual conference in the fall.http://northeastarc.org/2011/