Congratulation to the December 2016 Graduating Students
The Geography and Earth Science Department wants to congratulate the following students who graduated in December 2016:
|Kevin Benben||Jared LaRue|
|Cameron Briggs||Kathryn Larocco|
|Justine Bula||Gavin Marquart|
|Alex Engelson||Nathan Noble|
|Brian Hatfield||Daniel Weipert|
We wish you all the best on the next set of adventures in your life.
2016 Ryan M. Poehling Memorial Scholarship Recipient
The UWL Geography and Earth Science Department is pleased to announce the 2016 Ryan Michael Poehling Scholarship has been awarded to Sofia Kozidis. The Geography and Earth Science Department would like to congratulate Sofia on this outstanding achievement!
|2016||Sofia Kozidis||2008||Martin Elmer|
|2015||Justine Bula||2007||Jameson Loesch|
|2014||Jonas Rugtvedt||2006||John Lauermann|
|2013||Steve Oxley||2005||Nathan Koster|
|2012||Cody Mertens||2004||Amber Minard|
|2011||Alexander Wegner||2003||Margaret Hollenhorst|
|2010||Benjamin Uphoff||2002||Jennifer Hauser|
|2009||Brett Mittelstaedt||2001||Scott Leis|
Fourth Annual Geographic Information Science Poster Competition Winners
|1st Place||Alexander Bartelme and Thomas Joswiak|
|2nd Place||Michael Maziarka and Karl Radke|
Brian Hatfield and Kathryn Larocco
Andrew Anklam and William Bondaurer
|2nd Place||Jenna DeSahney|
Rachel Kromrey and Skylar Schoh
Thanks to all who participated in making this a successful event.
Winners of the 2016 Map Competition
New Courses for Spring 2017
For four weeks in early summer 2017, UWL Geography Professor John Kelly will teach World Cultural Regions (GEO 110) in the historic and fun city of Galway, Ireland, as part of UWL’s study abroad program at the National University of Ireland. Students in Dr. Kelly’s course will also enroll in UWL Sociology Professor Tim Gongaware’s Introduction to Sociology course. For Kelly, this is a return to his roots – no, not because of his Irish surname, but because he spent a semester at the same university in 1990, as an undergraduate geography major. Since 1990, Ireland’s economy developed quickly, then partly declined. The western coastal region is the ideal place for students to learn about rural and urban landscape change, the geographies of language and music, recent trends in immigration and globalization, and Ireland’s links to the European Union (highlighted by the nearby United Kingdom’s recent decision to leave the EU). More Information and Facebook
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 to Develop a Bike and Pedestrian Map for La Crosse
The students taking Map Design and Geovisualization Geo/ESC 355 will be developing a new bike and pedestrian map for the city of La Crosse. Working in groups, using cutting edge map design software the students will develop this map as part of their course work. This was reported in La Crosse Tribune