Student Paper & Poster Competition

David Frost Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Paper

This award was selected to be named after David Frost, a Professor of Geography at Concordia, who was a long-time member of and contributor to NESTVAL (including president) until his untimely death in 2005.  A passionate promoter of geography, David’s enthusiasm was something that inspired his students and colleagues alike.

Year Awardee School
2023 Ramón Colón, Amritha Pai, and Ksenia Smart Clark University
2022 Megan Tremblay Concordia University
2021 Brian Pollard and teammates University of Maine at Farmington
2020 Kate Chamberland Southern Connecticut State
2018 Emma Kanuaerhauser Southern Connecticut State
2011 Laura Roch Concordia University

Outstanding Graduate Paper Award

Year Awardee School
2023 Lisa Luken University of Southern Maine
2023 Emily Francis University of Maine
2022 Ashley G. Benitez Ou University of Connecticut
2021 Taylor Price University of Connecticut
2019 Anna Therien Westfield State
2018 Christina Woehrle Oklahoma State
2011 Jerome Yang Clark University
2010 Wuxiang Xiang Clark University
2009 Kim Peterson Southern Connecticut State

Poster Awards

Year Awardee School
2023 (graduate) Tanner Honnef, C. Kluchman, A. Nelson, A. Richmond-Crosset Clark University
2023 (undergraduate) Dianna Farrell University of Southern Maine
2022 (graduate) Ian Kennedy University of Massachusetts Amherst
2022 (graduate) Alexandre Pace Concordia University
2022 (undergraduate) Lucy Fleming, Nicole Buckley, and Danielle Hall Clark University
2021 (graduate) Antoine Lachance Concordia University
2021 (undergraduate) Eve Fischer University of Maine at Farmington
2020 (graduate) Stephanie Drago University of Vermont
2020 (undergraduate) Isabella Montbouquette University of Maine at Farmington
2011 Matthew Crawford St Michael’s College
2009 Brenna Schwert, Max Wright, Andrew Caiazzo Clark University

AAG Council Awards for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting

Year Awardee School Title
2023 Maddy Kroot Clark University Public Deficits in the Backyard: Decarbonization vs. Democratization in Energy Infrastructure Conflicts
2022 Antoine Lachance Concordia University The history of storms and hurricanes over the past 1000 years in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as told by coastal ombrotrophic peatbogs on the Magdalen Islands, Québec
2021 Aaron Adams University of Connecticut Relation between mobility, extreme weather events, and health: A cases study of COVID-19 outbreaks
2020 Shaina Sadai UMass Amherst Using climate modeling and interdisciplinary theory to analyze climate justice impacts of the Paris Agreement

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting

Year Awardee School Title
2023 Enrique de la Rosa  University of Vermont  Slope Analysis of Routt County, CO.
2022 Theresa Cocola Southern Connecticut State Assessing Sustainable Consumption Behavior: A Case Study of Starbucks, Newington, Connecticut
2021 Faith M. Kim Southern Connecticut State Racing to the polls: The voter demographics of New Haven, CT
2020 Shayla Peterson Southern Connecticut State Climate Change and the Green New Deal: Attitudes Towards Climate Justice in Connecticut