IUP Geography and Regional Planning students Carlee Benhart, Erin Penzelik, Abbey Roberts, Molly Sarver, Wyatt Stitely, and Kristina Thomas and
faculty member John Benhart recently presented their research at the annual Pennsylvania Geographical Society meeting on November 9, 2018 at Villanova University.
Benhart’s paper presentation was titled “GIS-Driven Multi-Municipal Blight Fight,” and was part of the GIS Applications session. Penzelik (“The Spatial Distribution of Chlorides in the Beaver Run Reservoir”), Roberts (“Johnstown, Pennsylvania: Impervious
Surfaces and River Walls”), Sarver (“Spatial Database Development for Confluence Park Master Plan”), Stitely (“Local and Regional Effects of Urban Growth Boundary and the Impacts of the Spillover Effect in Lexington, Kentucky”), and Thomas (“Studying
Urban Growth Patterns in Jaipur, India Using Remote Sensing Techniques”) presented posters in the student poster competitions.
Benhart presented a paper that was part of the Geography of Floods session titled “Integration of Spatial Procedures and Flood Hazard Mitigation Best Management Practices in the Development of Comprehensive Plans for the Protection of Historic Structures:
Pennsylvania Pilot Project.”