UW-Madison Geography students and alumni represented big at this year’s North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference. Twenty UW-Madison students alone were on the ground in Greenville, S.C., presenting, organizing and talking maps, joining with many more graduates of our program. It became a bit of a running joke.
Congratulations to junior Jonathan Goodell (Geography, Cartography/GIS ’15) for winning a 2013 McNair Fellowship. The McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the UW-Madison awards 25 fellowships annually to high-achieving low-income, minority, or first generation college students to encourage enrollment in graduate studies. The program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through training seminars, involvement in faculty-mentored […]
Holly Gibbs was awarded a SIRE grant from the UW Office of Sustainability to integrate teaching with research on food sustainability. Gibbs will use the grant to expand her People, Land, and Food (Geog/ES 309) and Consumer-Driven Sustainability (ES 600) courses to include service learning projects aiming to develop metrics of campus food sustainability. The Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education (SIRE) grants […]
This spring was a season of honors for cartography students in the department. Katie Ginter (GIS Certificate) and Morgan Jarocki (BA Cart/GIS ’13) tied for 1st place in the prestigious National Geographic Award in Mapping with their respective maps, Impacts and Near-Misses: Asteroids, Meteoroids and their Impact Craters on Planet Earth and Poetic Traditions of the Arabs. A map by masters student Becca Summer was […]
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 […]
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”.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.