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John-Morgan Manos


The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science in Atmospherics Sciences, Minors: Geographic Information Science, Geography May 2018
• Cumulative GPA: 3.613/4.000
• Major GPA: 3.934/4.000
• Minor GPAs: 3.925/4.000 and 3.756/4.000 respectively

Facilities Information and Technology Services, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
GIS Assistant 05/08/17 – 05/11/18: 40 hrs./wk. – $10 per hour
• Maintained, edited, and updated existing geodatabases and data layers for university use.
• Retrieved AutoCAD files from as-built construction plans and process them into a usable GIS format.
• Conducted field data collection and surveys to assess accuracy in existing data sets using Collector for ArcGIS.
• Georeferenced building floor plans, landscaping updates, and road network improvements.
• Optimized GIS Assistant workflow and enhanced quality control protocol.

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Undergraduate Researcher 12/01/15 – Present:: 10 hrs./wk. – volunteer
• Coordinated and executed GPS survey of a rock glacier during week-long research trip to the Great Basin National Park.
• Operated Topcon GPS roving and base station units to record control points in conjunction with balloon-borne camera rig.
• Created 3D point clouds from structure from motion and exported a digital elevation model using Agisoft PhotoScan.
• Utilized ArcMap to perform raster data analysis of orthomosaic photos and digital elevation models.
• Designed posters in order to effectively convey scope of research and conclusions.
• Presented research results at the 2018 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum (Columbus, OH) and American Association of Geographers conference (New Orleans, LA).

Scarlet and Gray Campus Weather Forecasting Team
President September 2017-Present
• Conceptualized weekly forecasts for the Ohio State University main campus within a team of peer-forecasters.
• Received professional training from National Weather Service forecasters in forecasting workshops.
• Lead an individual group of forecasters to create Columbus area weather forecasts for Thursdays and Fridays.
• Organized weekly forecast groups based on students’ schedules and commitments.
Co-Webmaster May 2016- Present
• Published weekly forecasts on the Weather Forecasting Team Facebook page and Twitter feed.
• Identified weather hazards and warned the Columbus area public.

Meteorology Club
Member September 2015-Present
• Attended bi-weekly meetings to discuss current events as well as career paths within meteorology.
• Collaborated with in-field professionals at annual Severe Weather Symposium hosted by Ohio State University.
• Interacted with club leaders to create events and plans for the Severe Weather Symposium.

• Cum Laude
• Dean’s List (Autumn - 2015, 2016, 2017. Spring - 2016, 2017)
• Garry McKenzie & Henry Brecher Undergraduate Scholarship
• Edward J. “Ned” Taaffe Award (recognizes most outstanding Geography majors)
• Office of Energy and Environment Sustainability Award Finalist

• Proficient in ArcGIS, Agisoft PhotoScan, and ERDAS Imagine
• Experience coding in R, JavaScript, HTML and using MAGNET Office Tools and Microsoft Office Suite

John-Morgan Manos

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Posted 2018-05-12 under Geography