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Connor Reed, a graduate student member of GEAR, wins the Invesco Business GIS award.

Reed applied multivariate analog analysis to assess Amazon's HQ2 opportunities in Indianapolis, Indiana using previous location decisions of other Fortune 500 firms as his basis for prediction. The work was completed as part of a course taught by Dr. Murray Rice (GEAR professor in Human Geography) and was judged by an executive team at Invesco.

Dr. Carroll at RSAI World Congress in Goa

Dr. Carroll was highly involved in helping the recent Regional Science Association International (RSAI) World Congress in Goa, India be a success. Along with other top editors and former editors of regional science journals, Dr. Carroll shared his editorial experience and advice about publishing in regional science. Dr. Carroll also chaired the "Forty under Forty" session. The session is geared to identifying the leading regional science scholars under forty years of age. Dr. Carroll was also a judge for "The RSAI Young Researchers Prize".

Dr. Leonard Speaks to Feeding America about Spatial Patterns in Food Insecurity & Health

On November 30, 2017, Dr. Leonard presented the results of a study funded by Feeding America with underwriting from The Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The study was titled " Food Security and Poor Health: Predicting Spatial Cluster Overlaps" and examined the degree to which US counties were likely to experience high rates of food insecurity and poor health outcomes. The findings suggest that food insecurity correlates not only with poor nutrition-related health outcomes such as diabetes, but also with a multitude of other health problems.

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