2019 Geographic Information Science Poster Competition Winners

1st Place Sophie Pitney and Carly Martinco
2nd Place Jeff Henderson

Honorable Mention

Carly Martinco and Gabrielle Geller

Thanks to all who participated in making this a successful event.

Winners of the 2018 Map Competition

1st Place

Ethan Fenelon
1st Place Matthew Peck
2nd Place Paul Lee
Honorable Mention Isabel Bauer



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Display of student work from John Kelly's "Great Cities" First Year Seminar  (FYS 100)

2019 Ryan M. Poehling Memorial Scholarship Recipient

The UWL Geography and Earth Science Department is pleased to announce the 2019 Ryan Michael Poehling Scholarship has been awarded to Ethan Lucas.  The Geography and Earth Science Department would like to congratulate Ethan on this outstanding achievement!


Past Recipients
2019 Ethan Lucas 2009 Brett Mittelstaedt
2018 Josie Talbert 2008 Martin Elmer
2017 Jackson Radenz 2007 Jameson Loesch
2016 Sofia Kozidis           2006 John Lauermann
2015 Justine Bula  2005 Nathan Koster   
2014 Jonas Rugtvedt 2004 Amber Minard 
2013 Steve Oxley 2003 Margaret Hollenhorst 
2012 Cody Mertens 2002 Jennifer Hauser 
2011 Alexander Wegner 2001 Scott Leis
2010 Benjamin Uphoff 

Geography and Earth Science has Joined LinkedIn

Interested then join our LinkedIn group.

Gtu1a.pngCongratulations to 3 new Gamma Theta Upsilon Members (GTU)

On May 8, the Geography and Earth Sciences Department initiated 3 new members to the international geographical honor society GTU.  This years inductees are Gabrielle Geller, Ethan Lucas and Chelsey Sloan pictured below and also with faculty members.



Celebration of Student Research and Creativity

Several students associated with the Geography and Earth Science Department presented their hard work at this years Celebration of Student Research.DSC_0089.JPGDSC_0099.JPGDSC_0088.JPGDSC_0105.JPGDSC_0096.JPGDSC_0094.JPG

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Geography Department will host regional AAG conference, Nov. 1-3


For the first time in its long history, the annual meeting and conference of the West Lakes regional division of the American Association of Geographers (WLDAAG) will take place at UWL. Department of Geography and Earth Science Assistant Professor John Kelly has organized the event, assisted by UWL Continuing Education and Extension, by other UWL Geography and Eath Science faculty, and by GeoClub. The conference will bring together scholars, students, and others (NGOs, government agencies, and private industry) to exchange discoveries and ideas across a range of geographic sub-disciplines. Plenary speakers will include Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies director Paul Robbins and cultural-historical geographer Derek Alderman. Several field trips are planned for Saturday afternoon. Anyone is welcome to register to attend, whether or not they present a paper or poster.