Four grants go to geographers
Members of the UofSC Department of Geography have been awarded grants explore topics ranging from national parks to the U.S. electricity system to COVID-19.
Zhenlong Li has received monies for a proposal titled "Rapid Estimation of Visitation Activities in U.S. National Parks by Mining Big Social Media Data."
Li has also received funding for a COVID-19 project: "A Preliminary Study of Using Social Media to Monitor the Spatial Propagation of COVID-19 and Quantify the Effectiveness of the Control Measures."
Susan Cutter also received a COVID-19 research grant for a project enititled "Disparities in Response, Impact, and Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States."
Conor Harrison's research project, funded by the National Science foundation, is entitled "Finance and the Reshaping of the U.S. Electricity System."