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July 2016
of study in surveying and photogrammetry leading to a career
in the geospatial mapping profession.
The ASPRS Foundation from funds donated to the
Foundation from former students, associates, colleagues and
The award consists of a certificate and a monetary award of
The Kenneth J. Osborn Memorial Scholarship
Aryn Cowley
Cowley is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying
Engineering from Ferris State University (FSU), and plans to
graduate in May of 2016 Following her B.S., she intends to ap-
ply her outstanding scholarship towards pursuit of a Master’s
Degree at Purdue University Cowley exemplified the Osborn
qualities of communication and collaboration through leader-
ship of activities within the Ferris State campus community
by serving at a student member of the Michigan Society of
Professional Surveyors, West Central Chapter of the National
Society of Professional Surveyors, and as President of Burt &
Mullett, the student chapter of the National Society of Profes-
sional Surveyors at FSU.
To encourage and commend college students who
display exceptional interest, desire, ability, and aptitude to en-
ter the profession of surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, or
geospatial information and technology In addition, the Award
recognizes students who excel at an aspect of the profession
that Ken demonstrated so very well, that of communications
and collaboration.
The ASPRS Foundation from funds donated by the
friends and colleagues of Kenneth J. Osborn Recognized
nationally and internationally, Ken was an outstanding
practitioner of surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, and
geospatial information and technology, and a great friend
of the Society As a professional cartographer with the U.S.
Geological Survey, Ken made significant contributions to
these fields. The award was first offered in 2005.
The award consists of an engrossed certificate and a
monetary award of $2,000.
Ta Liang Memorial Award
April Frake
The Ta Liang Memorial Award for 2016 is being presented
to April Frake for her academic achievements, planned pro-
gram of research-related travel, and extracurricular activi-
ties. Frake is a Ph.D. student in Geography at the Michigan
State University (MSU) specializing in medical geography
She earned her M.A. (2014) and B.A. (2012) degrees from the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro in applied geog-
raphy and geography, respectively Frake’s current research
focuses on the intersection of food insecurity and malaria in-
fection in Malawi Her research aims to develop a high-resolu-
tion hydrological model to characterize the potential increase
in breeding sites for malaria vectors caused by irrigation for
agriculture. The Ta Liang travel grant will support field visits
to the Bwanje Valley Irrigation Scheme in central Malawi to
gather raw elevation data in an effort to ensure greater reli-
ability of modeling outputs and inform later vector sampling
surveys across the study area. In addition to excelling as a
student, Frake is co-organizer of the MSU Geography Depart-
ment Colloquium Series and serves as an outreach committee
member for Supporting Women in Geography.
To facilitate research-related travel by outstanding
graduate students in remote sensing, including field investiga-
tions, agency visits, participation in conferences, or other trav-
el which enhances or facilitates graduate research.
Individual and corporate contributions to the ASPRS
Foundation in memory of Ta Liang.
Established in memory of Ta Liang, a skilled civil engineer,
an excellent teacher, and one of the world’s foremost airphoto
interpreters, the award consists of a hand-engrossed
certificate and a $2,000 grant.
Paul R. Wolf Memorial Scholarship
Howard Lassiter
Howard Lassiter is being presented this award in recognition
of his outstanding academic credentials and his plans and en-
thusiasm to become an education professional in Surveying,
Mapping, Photogrammetry and related fields Lassiter is cur-
rently a Ph.D. candidate (planned graduation May 2018) in
Geomatics at the University of Florida He has demonstrated
his continued interest, dedication, enthusiasm, passion, and
(L-r) Lynn Usery and Aryn Cowley.
Awards & Scholarships
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