MSGISci Students Angelina Carballo and Alondra Garcia Place as Finalists in SCAG Competition

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The Geography Department and the CSULB Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) are pleased to congratulate graduate students Angelina Carballo and Alondra Garcia whose GIS presentations earned them finalist ranking in the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) student showcase.  The SCAG student showcase is hosted by SCAG’s annual Regional Conference General Assembly and exhibits sustainability GIS story maps selected through a competitive application process.  Carballo’s presentation titled “Visualizing Sustainable Transportation Choices” placed second in the completion and seeks to teach high school students about geographic information systems (GIS) and sustainable methods to commute to school.  Garcia’s presentation titled “The Role of GIS in Protecting Cultural Resources” focuses on the preservation of California’s archaeological sites as part of sustainable transportation planning.


At CITT, both Carballo and Garcia contribute their GIS skills to a number of research projects including the Southern Regional workforce Development Needs Assessment for the TransportationImage of petroglyphs from story map content, the Supply Chain and Gap Analysis for the CSU Consortium, and the Caltrans Freight Academies.  The 2020 student showcase marks the fourth year in a row in which a CITT research assistant has been named a finalist and the third year in a row in which a research assistant has had a top-three placement.