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Storm Chasing and State Mapping: a glimpse into the mind of student Chris Scheele

What degrees do you have already? I received my B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences with a Certificate (more…)

Sand Sculpting and Guitar String Stroking: a Glimpse into the Mind of Student Ross Thorn

What are you studying? I am currently studying GIS/Cartography. I’m working on a project in which we are trying to figure out the best way to visualize large, multivariate, spatiotemporal datasets. In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your work? I chose to study Geography because it is a very broad and applicable […]

Science Hall After Dark

On Friday, November 11, 2016 we will celebrate 75 years of making maps in Science Hall; we hope you will join us! Check this site regularly for updated information, photos of the event, etc. Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, Science Hall 6PM-8PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Department of Geography is delighted to invite alumni […]

NASA highlights Kang’s research

Yanghui Kang’s research was showcased in NASA-ESD July Highlight. This research has important implications for deriving biophysical variables such as Leaf Area Index from remotely sensed observations that are important for modeling crop yields at global scales for food crops. Kang is a Ph.D. student in the Geography Department who conducts research through the Center […]

2016 Geography Department Awards

The Department of Geography is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Department awards. Whitbeck Graduate Dissertator Award Every year, the department gives two Whitbeck awards to Ph.D. candidates in the final writing stages their degree. Each provides one semester of support and is intended to create the space needed to finish writing a dissertation. Mario Bruzzone […]

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…)

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 […]

Life mapping: Dean Olsen turns life around to help others preserve their life stories

Dean Olsen had a successful stint in advertising and marketing in New York City, Chicago and London. But his high-flying career came crashing down after an addiction to alcohol contributed to a downward spiral that landed him in a Madison homeless shelter. Now, he has turned his life around and returned to UW-Madison Geography Department […]

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