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Ecuador Geography Study Abroad: June 5th – June 26th

GIS is being utilized more around the world and this summer Chris Merino took advantage of a study abroad program offered through the Geography Department, where he was able to gain professional and international GIS experience.

Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac ‘taste of place’ studied

Snejana Karakis, a doctoral student in Geosciences is doing her dissertation on the “taste of place” as she describes it, with a focus on Wollersheim’s vineyards.

Veteran Turns Arborist Turns Student

John Sanborn is a former Marine turned arborist and small business owner, as well as a non-traditional UWM student with a Conservation and Environmental Science major and minors in Geography and Geographic Information Systems. He’s a tree-mapper, storm-chaser, landscape-restorer and dog-owning dad.

Mapping the trees

John Sanborn is an arborist, so it made sense to tap his knowledge when it came to mapping UWM’s trees. Sanborn’s advisor, Associate Professor of Geography Glen Fredlund, asked him to take on the project as an independent study after the two shared a conversation about the damage to campus trees from the emerald ash borer.

I-Hui Lin Attends Esri EdUC and EsriUC

In the first two days, I attended the Education GIS Conference hold in the Marriott hotel. The attendees include K-12 educators as well as college and university faculties. ight after the Education GIS Conference is the International Users conference at the convention center having attendees from different fields. Many of the attendees are from industry, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Huxhold Awarded 2014 WLIA Allen H. Miller Sustained Service Award

The Allen H. Miller Sustained Service Award is named after our first President and continuing friend and supporter.
Given to an individual or organization that demonstrates sustained service to WLIA and the WLIP, through continued exemplary contributions.

Dickerson Awarded Esri Assistantship

Congratulations to Chris Dickerson, Urban Planning Masters and GIS Emphasis student, recipient of this year’s ESRI Student Assistantship. The Student Assistantship Program sponsors up to 60 students every year to attend the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego.

Xu Receives RGI Grant

Dr. Zengwang Xu, Geography, has been awarded 2013-14 Research Growth Initiative funding for “Modeling the Diffusion and Intervention of H5N1 in a Realistically Connected Population in Milwaukee City: A Social Spatial Network Approach”.

Alum Ramasubramanian Named ACE Fellow

Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Hunter College, is one of 50 college and university senior faculty and administrators selected by the American Council on Education (ACE) for the 2013-14 class of the ACE Fellows Program. Established in 1965, the… Read More

Welcoming Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider The GIS Council welcomes new Urban Planning faculty member, Robert Schneider. Dr. Schneider earned his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley in May 2011 and conducted post-doctoral research at the UC Davis Institute of… Read More