Stories From 2015

May 18, 2015

Building Adaptive Capacities of Human Communities in Minnesota

Center Faculty Fellow Jordan W. Smith and graduate students Karly Bitsura-Meszaros and Allie McCreary are working on a participatory research project focused on building the adaptive capacity of natural resource dependent communities in northern Minnesota. Karly, a recent graduate of […]

May 6, 2015

MGIST Student Jenny Holder Accepted To Prestigious NASA DEVELOP National Program

MGIST student Jenny Holder has been accepted to the national NASA DEVELOP Program for their summer 2015 term. This highly competitive program fosters an interdisciplinary research environment, where applied science research projects are conducted under the guidance of NASA and partner […]

May 5, 2015

Citizen Science Helps Predict Risk Of Emerging Infectious Disease

Citizen science with volunteered geographic information is playing a critical role in tracking and predicting the spread of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) disease according to new research published by Center researchers Ross K. Meentemeyer, Monica A. Dorning, and John B. Vogler and […]

Apr 23, 2015

New “Industry Experience Program” Immerses Students In Hands-On Geospatial Traineeships While Completing Their Degrees

The Center for Geospatial Analytics is excited to announce the launch of the CGA Industry Experience Program (IEP). This new program will give graduate students the opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world geospatial projects through industry partner traineeships over multiple […]

Apr 13, 2015

Whalen Dillon Receives Travel Award To Attend Landscape Ecology World Congress

Center PhD student Whalen Dillon (Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources) has been selected to receive a $500 Student Travel Award sponsored by the US Regional International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE). These competitive awards recognize outstanding graduate students in landscape […]

Apr 13, 2015

Francesco Tonini Receives NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award

Center postdoctoral scholar Francesco Tonini has been selected as a recipient of the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award. These awards are jointly supported by NASA and Michigan State University and recognize outstanding junior scholars in landscape ecology. Francesco will receive $700 to […]

Apr 1, 2015

Tangible Landscape Raises Geospatial Awareness At NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

The Center’s Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Lab was invited to showcase the Tangible Landscape technology at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Open House on March 28. Visitors of all ages had the opportunity to explore different water and […]

Mar 20, 2015

People Perceive Coastal Change Processes As More Severe When Processes Visualized In Aerial Photographs

New research by Rosemary Keane (PRTM PhD Student) and Jordan W. Smith (CGA Faculty Fellow) explores the ability of different geovisualization mediums such as digital elevation models (DEM) and aerial photography to convey information about beach erosion and shoreline change. […]

Mar 17, 2015

Georgina Sanchez Selected As Southeast Climate Science Center Global Change Fellow for 2015-2016

Georgina Sanchez, PhD student in the Center for Geospatial Analytics and the Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources, has been selected as a Southeast Climate Science Center Global Change Fellow for 2015-16! The prestigious Global Change Graduate Fellowship provides “financial, […]

Mar 10, 2015

Hugh Devine Receives NC State’s Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence

Dr. Hugh Devine has been selected to receive the 2015 Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence. This award recognizes NC State faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the University through their achievements in research, teaching, extension and engagement. The […]