Category: Geography

Fulbright Specialist Mark Hildebrandt & Air Quality Monitoring

Fulbright Specialist Mark Hildebrandt & Air Quality Monitoring

“I want students to be able to look at data in real time to address ways in which to interact with each other–to do analyses so that they can begin to address climate change together.”–Dr. Mark Hildebrandt
Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dr. Mark Hildebrandt, was recently hosted by […]

St. Louis Ranked as Having Worst Drivers in Snowy Conditions

St. Louis Ranked as Having Worst Drivers in Snowy Conditions

“Of all cities studied, when it snows, St. Louis experiences the greatest increase in crash rates.”—Dr. Alan W. Black

If you tuned into KMOX recently, you might have heard that when it comes to snowy conditions, St. Louis has been ranked as having the worst drivers. Dr. Alan W. Black, assistant professor in the Department of 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 […]

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