College of Business

College of Business Students Won Award at GIS Day 2017

The California Central Coast Joint Data Committee held Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on November 15 2017 at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Participants were treated to presentations by local educators, students, government agency staff and environmental consultants, and to food from Boardwalk Subs. Four federal and local government agencies, four schools, and two local firms were represented among the speakers. Topics spanned a great range, including the use of drones, social vulnerability, remote sensing, electric vehicle use, and puppies!

Four Students from College of Business presented their work at the event:

  • Hannah Bewley (Lightening Talks)
  • Fernando Lopez Nunez (Poster)
  • Jacob Tonascia (Poster) Pictured
  • Jessica Stofer (Poster)
Student Jacob Tonascia Presenting his Poster at GIS DAY 2017

Congratulations to Jacob Tonascia (pictured), CSUMB College of Business student, on winning Best Student Poster, entitled: Future fire impact on California’s elk habitat. Both Jessica and Jacob are students in BUS 435 taught by Dr. Sumadhur Shakya, assistant professor of operations management & agribusiness in the CSUMB College of Business.

Each attendee voted on the presentations and posters. People’s choice awards were generously provided by Melville Tavern and the Alvarado Fish and Steak House.