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Wisconsin Idea: Bringing environmental education to rural Ecuador

By Gilly McBride, Morgridge Center for Public Service Before they even left for their study abroad program in Ecuador last spring, UW-Madison students Brenna O’Halloran (B.A. Geography, Environmental Studies) and Lauren Feierstein had already decided they wanted to stay for the summer as well. In a pre-study abroad meeting, Catherine Woodward, a professor in the Nelson Institute as […]

Alumni Updates

Submit your alumni updates here or email us at Beth Schlemper (Ph.D. ’03), assistant professor at University of Toledo, received a three-year National Science Foundation, Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grant for a project entitled “Advancing Geospatial Thinking and Technologies in Grades 9-12: Citizen Mapping, Community Engagement, and Career Preparation in STEM”. She is currently preparing for […]

Tennessen on creating “universities of life”

What kinds of technologies do we need to build the lives, the communities, and the world that we want? Alumnus Travis Tennesen (PhD ’12) shares this inspiring TEDx Talk he recently gave at Penn State University. In additon to being a Penn State Geography instructor, Travis is the Executive Director of Sarvodaya USA, a part of the […]

Fall 2013 Alumni Updates

Badgers cross paths!  When the Washington state legislature sought expertise in anticipating and adapting to climate change they turned to two of our alumni: Lisa Graumlich (MS ’79) and Jon Riedel (MS ’87).  Despite their parallel careers studying climate impacts in high mountains and currently residing in the same state, their paths had never previously […]

Alumni Spotlight: Allison Hegan, B.A. ’10

Alumna Allison Hegan (nee Kleine) finds fulfillment using the written word to bring attention to the earth’s most urgent environmental and conservation issues. Allison graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Geography (People-Environment) as well as Environmental Studies and African Studies certificates. Originally from the Los Angeles area, her love of travel and ecosystem exploration has […]

Alumni Spotlight: Matt Forrest, B.A.’10

Matt Forrest (Geography ’10) is the co-founder of a Minnesota-based company Carticulate LLC, a mapping business he started with fellow UW-Madison undergraduate alumni Kate Chanba (Journalism, 10). Matt and Kate met in Geography 575 – Interactive Webmapping, where together they created The Chernobyl Disaster Map for Friends of Chernobyl Centers, U.S. (FOCCUS), a non-profit support […]

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