Mingyou Yang obtains 1st place at regional GIS competition and receives award at UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mingyou Yang

Environmental Science student Mingyou Yang obtained 1st place at the Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition  that was held in Olympia in May 2018. His research was also awarded at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium by UW’s Population Health Initiative.  His research looked at the spatial distribution of cardiovascular disease induced mortality rate and its relationship with demographic and socio-economic characteristics, and accessibility to services such as farmer's markets, food facilities, parks, and health insurance in King County. Mingyou was mentored by IAS faculty member Santiago Lopez.