Illinois PSM Students Awarded at GIS Day

The University of Illinois annual GIS Day was held on Wednesday, November 14th at the Natural History Building.

This student-centered celebration included remarks from the Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, Susan Martinis as well as a keynote address from Dr. Donna Cox, Director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Over the lunch hour, undergraduate and graduate students from across campus competed in the Student Poster Session.

We are happy to announce that two current Illinois PSM students and one Illinois PSM alumni won awards during the poster showcase.

  • Busranur "Busra" Cakal, 1st year GIS student won the prize for Best Web map. View her web map here: Are Americans More Active?
  • Nurmakhan "Norma" Ziyadin won 1st prize in the Cartographic Design category with his map on Diabetes in the Contiguous United States
  • Fikriyah Winata, Illinois PSM Alumni and now Ph.D. student in Geography and GIS was the runner-up in the category of Research Quality with her map on Community Health Centers in Indonesia 








Congratulations to the Winners!

Other GIS PSM students who competed in the competition included:

Tianshun Deng
Heavy Metal Deposits in China





Zizhao Ge
Location of Public Companies by Market Value






Wenhao Gu
Annual Rainfall in China






Yang Qiu
Employment Status of Disabled Persons






Zhesong Wu
Popularity of Gaming Worldwide






Fik Winata (Alumni and current Ph.D. student)
Community Health Centers in Indonesia






Norman Ziyadin
Diabetes in the United States






Not Pictured:

Busra Cakal, Global Sugar Consumption and Diabetes

Tom Moon, Malaria Cases in Kenya

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