Category: Geography

Flying into the Future: Dr. Martinez’s GIS Course Set for Spring

Flying into the Future: Dr. Martinez’s GIS Course Set for Spring

“We are bringing the latest geospatial technology to students, faculty, and the SIUE campus to inform our cutting edge research and curriculum.”—Dr. Adriana E. Martinez
Dr. Adriana E. Martinez’s class. Photo taken by a drone.
As investment in drone technology soars, applications for this type of technology are beginning to rise as well. Though typically associated with […]

Outstanding Thesis Award Recipient, Joshua Pritsolas

Outstanding Thesis Award Recipient, Joshua Pritsolas

“What we’re doing is taking spatial and temporal information and using it to make more informed decisions.”
Joshua Pritsolas
The Graduate School announced Joshua Pritsolas as recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Thesis Award for his contributions to the field of Geography. Filling a huge gap in the literature, his research involves modeling and mapping agricultural crop yield […]

SIUE students help introduce high school students to advanced mapping technology

SIUE students help introduce high school students to advanced mapping technology

Edwardsville High School Seniors Emily Lombardi and Nickie Cashdollar didn’t plan on studying geography when they begin college next fall.
Edwardsville High School students Lauren Serfas (left) and Amanda Schmidt display their poster for their AP Geography course group project. Serfas and Schmidt used Geographic Information Systems technology to survey suitable land for wineries in the […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

SIUE grad broadens academic interests overseas

SIUE grad broadens academic interests overseas

Sean Severson, a 2014 SIUE graduate, attends Zhejiang University in China where he is pursuing a master’s degree in international relations. Severson earned a bachelor’s degree in history at SIUE. (Photo courtesy of Sean Severson)
SIUE alum Sean Severson takes a visit to the Tibetian Plateau in the Qinghai Province in western China. (Photo courtesy of […]

SIUE Geography Student honored by Lincoln Academy for academic, extracurricular excellence

SIUE Geography Student honored by Lincoln Academy for academic, extracurricular excellence

Josh Pritsolas didn’t follow the traditional path to achieve his academic goals. But he said that didn’t make his path to success any less rewarding.
SIUE senior Joshua Pritsolas recently was honored by the Lincoln Academy in Springfield for his academic achievements. Pritsolas, who will graduate this month with a 4.0 GPA will attend grad school […]

Martinez receives grant to research the effects of stream impoundment

Martinez receives grant to research the effects of stream impoundment

The construction of dams and the effect of stream impoundments have caused changes in river characteristics.
Environmental Sciences and geography professor Adriana Martinez (left) and Suzanne Walther from Utah Valley University, Co-PI on the project (right).
Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences Program professor Adriana Martinez has received a 2014 iUTAH Research Catalyst Grant to examine changes in […]

Geography club contributes to massive Trash Bash river cleanup in Missouri

Geography club contributes to massive Trash Bash river cleanup in Missouri

The SIUE geography club sent two faculty members and 10 students to volunteer for the 6thAnnual River des Peres Trash Bash.
SIUE Geography Club members volunteered for the Trash Bash. Photo courtesy of Stacey Brown.
Held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the rivers and creeks within the River des Peres Watershed in Missouri, local environmental community groups, coalitions […]

Geography students mentor local high school students in intensive learning program

Geography students mentor local high school students in intensive learning program

SIUE Geography seniors and graduate students mentored 25 Edwardsville High School students in AP Geography. Professor Randy Pearson arranged the program. Photo provided by Pearson
For the first time this year, SIUE geography seniors and graduate students mentored Edwardsville High School (EHS) students on a volunteer basis in “real-world” group projects, according to geography professor Randy […]

Sustainable Transportation students present before Plan Commission

Sustainable Transportation students present before Plan Commission

Geography students presented before the Edwardsville Plan Commission as part of their Sustainable Transportation course taught by professor Susan Hume. They presented ways to improve the area with complete street components and other recommendations. Photo by Theresa San Luis
Students in geography professor Susan Hume’s Sustainable Transportation class presented their research and findings on how to […]

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