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2022 Geographic Information Science Poster Competition Winners

1st Place Liberty Mason
2nd Place (Tie) Mitchell Robinson, Zach Gephart
2nd Place (Tie) Jace Serres
3rd Place Emma Trettin, Marcos Alfaro

2022 Mapping Competition Winners

1st Place Sophie Ulik
2nd Place Sean Schaber
3rd Place Dirk Lueck

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


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Geography & Earth Science kudos

Gargi Chaudhuri and Niti Mishra

Gargi Chaudhuri and Niti Mishra, both Geography & Earth Science, co-authored the article "Detection of Aquatic Invasive Plants in Wetlands of the Upper Mississippi River from UAV Imagery Using Transfer Learning" in Remote Sensing published on Jan. 27 by MDPI. Research was supported by funding from WI Space Research Infrastructure grant, CSH Dean's Distinguished Fellowship, Brice Prairie Conservation Association and logistical support from the US Fish & Wildlife.

Submitted on: Jan. 30

John Kelly

John Kelly, Geography & Earth Science, co-authored the chapter "Losing Ground: Indigenous Territoriality and the Núcleo Agrario in Mexico" in Invisible Borders in a Bordered World: Power, Mobility, and Belonging published on Sept. 1 by Routledge. John Kelly collaborated with Peter Herlihy and other geographers in this book chapter culminating seven years of binational research. In sum: "while we acknowledge the creative agency of indigenous communities and individuals, the door is closing on the primary means of effective indigenous territoriality, as communal land holdings are converted into private property, and often then sold, in the absence of any legally-recognized regional territories."

Submitted on: Sept. 8, 2022

Gargi Chaudhuri and Niti Mishra

Gargi Chaudhuri and Niti Mishra, both Geography & Earth Science, presented "Detection of aquatic invasive species in wetlands using deep learning technologies and very high-resolution UAV imagery" at Ecological Society of America on Aug. 16 in Montreal, Canada.

Submitted on: Aug. 30, 2022

Niti Mishra

Niti Mishra, Geography & Earth Science, presented "Drone Imagery and Technology for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment" at NORTHERN AREA GIS USER GROUP MEETING on Nov. 16 online.

Submitted on: Nov. 23, 2021

Brenda Leahy, Michele Nauman, Kalia Vang, Ana Mendoza, Corey Sjoquist, Kaylie Connaughty, Heather Dutcher, Britney Heineman, Jake Speer, Maren Walz, Michael Abler, Renee Redman, Zac Knutson, Dawn Hays, Mark Sandheinrich, Ashley Jochimsen, Ryan Friesen, Samuel Schmidt, Meredith Thomsen, Ka Lia Smith, John Kelly, James Longhurst, Natalie Solverson, Christine Manno, Suzanne Anglehart, Anthony Chergosky, Regina Goodnow, Sean Hurtubise, Sandra Grunwald, Betsy Morgan, Nathan Barnhart, Jeff Keenan, Vitaliano Figueroa, Kara Ostlund and Kyle Burke

Brenda Leahy, Michele Nauman and Kalia Vang, all Academic Advising Center & Career Services; Ana Mendoza and Corey Sjoquist, both Admissions; Kaylie Connaughty, Heather Dutcher, Britney Heineman, Jake Speer and Maren Walz, all Advancement; Michael Abler and Renee Redman, both Biology; Zac Knutson, Budget Office; Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center; Mark Sandheinrich, College of Science & Health; Ashley Jochimsen, Counseling & Testing; Ryan Friesen, English; Samuel Schmidt, Exercise & Sport Science; Meredith Thomsen, Extended Learning; Ka Lia Smith, Financial Aid; John Kelly, Geography & Earth Science; James Longhurst, History; Natalie Solverson, Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning; Christine Manno, Management; Suzanne Anglehart, Microbiology; Anthony Chergosky, Regina Goodnow and Sean Hurtubise, all Political Science & Public Administration; Sandra Grunwald and Betsy Morgan, both Provost's Office; Nathan Barnhart and Jeff Keenan, both Rec Sports; Vitaliano Figueroa, Student Affairs; Kara Ostlund, Student Life; and Kyle Burke, University Centers; served Verification Tent Staffing during Move In Week. THANK YOU to the many staff and faculty who greeted students and their families at the Verification Tent during Residence Life Move In Week. These welcoming faces helped ensure those who are vaccinated are recorded as such and those who are not vaccinated had completed a negative COVID test prior to move in. We could not have completed this large task without their assistance. They have helped keep our community healthy and contributed to the campus-wide endeavor of welcoming students back to campus.

Submitted on: Sept. 13, 2021