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Caitlin Kontgis receives NASA Fellowship

Caitlin Kontgis (Ph.D. candidate) was recently awarded the prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for her proposal “Urbanization, climate change, and rice crop sustainability”. This highly competitive fellowship will fund Caitlin’s research at the Center for Sustainablility and the Global Environment (SAGE) for the next 3 years, where she will integrate findings on agricultural […]

Lisa Naughton receives course development grant for innovative classroom activity

Professor Lisa Naughton was awarded a College of Agricultural & Life Sciences International Programs (CALS IP) Science Internationalization Course Development Award for her project, “Who Owns Paradise? Competing Claims to Tambopata, Peru, a Last Wilderness Frontier”.

Poelking receives undergraduate award for academic excellence

Geography undergrad Claire Poelking was selected by the Office of the Provost to receive a 2012-13 University Book Store Academic Excellence Award. This award is given to undergraduate students who best exemplify the principle that excellence can be achieved through independent study. Claire’s independent study research took place in Kimana, Kenya outside of Amboseli National […]

History of Cartography Project awarded NEH grant

The History of Cartography Project has been offered a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The two-year award from agency’s Division of Preservation and Access provides $220,000 in outright funding and another $100,000 in matching, should the Project raise an equivalent amount of private gifts. The grant supports ongoing preparation of the final […]

Department cartography students win high honors at AAG

Cartography students from the UW-Madison geography department won high honors at the 2013 conference of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Los Angelas.

Yi-Fu Tuan receives Vautrin-Lud International Geography Prize

Emeritus professor Yi-Fu Tuan was presented with the Vautrin-Lud International Geography Prize over the weekend at the International Festival of Geography in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France. The Vautrin-Lud International Geography Prize, considered the Nobel Prize for geography, is the highest honor in the field of geography.

Carl Sack Wins WLIA Scholarship

Carl Sack, a graduate student in the Cartography/GIS masters program, recently was recognized by the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) with the 2012 Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides $1000 in grant money to student recipients, plus complimentary registration and lodging at the 2013 WLIA Conference. The scholarship funds will be used towards Carl’s […]

Graduate students receive national recognition by integrating geography and journalism

A trio of UW-Madison graduate students – Emily Eggleston, Amy Karon, and Kate Prengaman—recently were awarded the 2012 Tableau Student Data Challenge for their project Family Economics in Lesotho. The 2012 competition required students to make use of the Tableau analysis and visualization software to present a clear and convincing visual story about the people of Lesotho, Africa. […]

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