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Electrical engineering undergrad earns Marble-Boyle Award

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department undergraduate Jeff King recently earned a 2016 Association of American Geographers Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Award in Geographic Sciences.

According to the Association of American Geographers website, the award’s goal is “to recognize excellence in academic performance by undergraduate students from the United States and Canada who are putting forth a strong effort to bridge geographic science and computer science as well as to encourage other students to embark upon similar programs.”

The award grants recipients $1,000, as well as a $200 credit for textbooks published by ESRI Press and a certificate of recognition. Marble-Boyle Award winners also are eligible to compete for an additional research award presented every two years by the MicroGIS Foundation for Spatial Analysis.

The Marble-Boyle Award is named for Duane Marble, who created the Marble Fund, and A.R. Boyle, who was a major contributing force behind the development of computer cartography and geographic information systems.