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Fifth Annual Geographic Information Science Poster Competition Winners

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1st Place

Jackson Radenz

2nd Place Ethan Quinn
2nd Place Emily Healy and Jenna DeShaney
Honorable Mention

Charlotte Peters and Alayne Kulp


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

Photographs from the event

Winners of the 2017 Map Competition

1st Place

Alayne Kulp
2nd Place Maxwell Molls
Honorable Mention Bo Kim

2017 Ryan M. Poehling Memorial Scholarship Recipient

The UWL Geography and Earth Science Department is pleased to announce the 2017 Ryan Michael Poehling Scholarship has been awarded to Jackson Radenz.  The Geography and Earth Science Department would like to congratulate Jackson on this outstanding achievement!

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

Please see this tutorial about how to get started with mapping. If you need additional help, our volunteers will be more than happy to assist you.

GEO 110 taught at National University of Ireland Galway

During Summer 2017, Dr. John Kelly taught World Cultural Regions (Geo 110) to UWL students at the National University of Island - Galway

Congratulation to the May 2017 Graduating Students

The Geography and Earth Science Department wants to congratulate the following students who graduated in May 2017:

Erica Anderson Michael Maziarka
LeAnna Bender Jeff Meckstroth
Trevor Bordelon Abbey Nicewander
Elliott Keller Karl Radke
Leah Krbecek Skylar Schoh
Mitchel Larson Evan Weis
Tou Lee  

We wish you all the best on the next set of adventures in your life.

Geography Students Present at 

"UWL Celebration of Student Research and Creativity 2017"

Congradulations of all the Geography and Earth Science students who presented their projects at the 2017 UWL Celebration of Student Research and Creativity. 

Augemented Reality Sandbox

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Geography and Earth Science Department has constructed an AR Sandbox for instructional and outreach use.  Using software developed at University of California Davis a sandbox was built with help from the Departments of Biology, Recreation Management and Physics, and Information Technology Services (ITS), and Facilities Planning and Management. It is used to give students a better understanding of how map contours relate to physical terrain and how water from rain would flow on a terrain.  The ARSandbox is located in Cowley 256.

Students using AR Sandbox Students using AR Sandbox
Students using AR Sandbox