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Geography alumni win outstanding student awards

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(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
The Illinois Geographic Information Systems Association named alumni Sarah Arnold and Brian Li, both in DePaul’s class of 2018, as the recipients of the organization’s 2018 Outstanding Student Award. The awards were presented at the ILGISA annual conference on Oct. 23.

During her undergraduate career, Arnold excelled in GIS and used her skills to secure internships throughout Illinois, as well as a National Science Foundation summer research fellowship at Harvard University.

During his time at DePaul, Li completed more GIS classes than any other student. Among many projects, Li explored CTA transit quality based on accessibility and transfer-connectivity in relation to disadvantaged populations. 

ILGISA is the only statewide organization of GIS/geospatial professionals in Illinois. ILGISA advances the understanding, communication and effectiveness of geospatial technology in Illinois. The ILGISA presents its Outstanding Student Award to an undergraduate student of any major who has included GIS in a course of study, and has demonstrated exemplary proficiency and understanding of GIS, potential contribution to the GIS Community and general success in school.