Geography Staff

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2016 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit attracts a diversity of attendees

The 2016 Geospatial Summit, organized by our State Cartographer’s Office, was held on April 19 at UW-Madison. It attracted almost 140 registrants from locations around the state. While primarily an academic conference, there is strong interest on the part of government agencies, private companies, non-profits, and the general public. Representatives from various UW system campuses were […]

We’re Hiring: IT Manager

The Department of Geography is in search of an Information Technology (IT) Manager. The IT Manager is responsible for the IT needs of the Department of Geography, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the State Cartographer’s Office, in support of their teaching, research and outreach missions. The successful candidate will maintain and upgrade a range of shared […]

May Graduate Student Defense Talks

Join us in support of the following students as they present their final degree talks over the next 2 weeks. Monday, May 2:  Zidong Zhang (MS-Cart/Geog) 2:30pm, Hartshorne Room, Science Hall Mobile VGI for Collaborative Real-Time Vehicle Routing During Big Public Events     Friday, May 6:  Robin Tolochko (MS-Cart/Geog) 10:30am, Robinson Map Library Contemporary Professional Practices in Web Map Design […]

Geography junior awarded fellowship to develop water quality project in rural Ecuador

Geography junior Amelia Rossa (along with fellow undergrads Joshua Kalman and Caden Lambie), in partnership with the Ceiba Foundation, has been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to implement a water quality monitoring project in coastal Ecuador. The project was one of nine selected for the 18th annual Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, a program that awards undergraduate projects working to solve […]

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium – April 14th

You are invited to attend the 2016 Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, April 14 at Union South. Show your support for undergraduates as they showcase their creativity, achievement, research, service-learning, and community-based research. More than 540 students will participate including the following eight geography and cartography/GIS majors. (more…)

Geography graduate students awarded Mellon Fellowships

Congrats to graduate students Andy Davey, Mario Bruzzone, and Sarah Bennett, each of whom has been awarded a Mellon-Wisconsin Fellowship for Summer 2016! These Fellowships provide students with three months of support so that they may work full-time on their dissertation.

Tanya Buckingham receives Outstanding Service in Mentoring Award

Tanya Buckingham (Assistant Director, Cartography Laboratory) has been honored by the UW-Madison with an Award for Outstanding Service in Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities. In addition to recognizing Tanya for her stellar professional development work with students, she will receive $2,000 of university expendable funds for her professional activities. Tanya will be recognized during the Ideas to Excellence reception following […]

UW recognizes Kris Olds’ support and leadership as an Education Innovation Senior Fellow

“As an expert on globalization of higher education and research, a passionate supporter and creator of Open Educational Resources (OERs), and one of the pioneer Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) instructors at UW-Madison, Professor Kris Olds is not only a notable leader in his fields of study, but in the realm of educational innovations.” In […]

Summer 2016 Geography Classes

Registration is now open for Summer 2016 courses. Here are the courses, including three online classes, offered by the Geography Department this summer. GEOG 170:  Our Digital Globe: An Overview of GIScience (July 11 – Aug 07) Non-specialist course providing an overview of the collection, representation and use of geospatial data. Introduces students to geospatial technologies like […]

Knowing where you’re going makes it easier to get there

The Geography Department’s spring student professional development workshop series kicked off on March 11th with Interview Like a Pro. Joining workshop leaders Tanya Buckingham (Assistant Director, Cartography Laboratory) and Joel Gruely (Undergraduate Advisor) was Leslie Kohlberg, Assistant Director of Department Relations. Leslie discussed how to tell employers the value of their experience as UW-Madison students. She provided […]

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