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Cathy Day wins Innovation in Teaching award

Congratulations to PhD candidate Cathy Day for winning an Innovation in Teaching TA Award from the College of Letters and Science for her work making adaptations to Geog 339: Environmental Conservation. Faculty have struggled with how best to teach the topic of climate change in this course. The topic (dauntingly big) combined with the large lecture format led to students […]

UW-Madison geography students sweep NACIS digital mapping awards

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.

Jonathan Goodell awarded McNair Fellowship

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 […]

Cartography students win high honors

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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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