Stories From 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Congratulations to Our December Graduates!

At December graduation, 43 members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community were recognized for completing their graduate programs.

Dec 15, 2017

Partnerships in GIS Service Learning

During their final semester, each master’s student in Geospatial Information Science and Technology completes a service-learning capstone project, working directly with a community or industry partner. This season, we celebrate the work of our December graduates.

Dec 13, 2017

Ph.D. Student Devon Gaydos Named a Global Change Fellow

The Southeast Climate Science Center has awarded Ph.D. student Devon Gaydos a Global Change Graduate Fellowship for Spring 2018, recognizing her cutting-edge work and supporting her professional development in interdisciplinary research.

Dec 4, 2017

Ryan Emanuel Bridges Science and Community

During his sabbatical last spring, faculty fellow Ryan Emanuel, associate professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, began working on an environmental history of the Lumbee community. It was the next step in a journey that had begun two years prior.

Nov 15, 2017

Center Researchers Analyze Effects of Climate Change with Lenovo and Artificial Intelligence

The Center for Geospatial Analytics is partnering with the Lenovo Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center to leverage AI and geospatial image analysis to preemptively identify agricultural areas and crops that will be affected by flooding or droughts.

Nov 14, 2017

Justyna Jeziorska Certified as UAS Mapping Scientist

Research associate Justyna Jeziorska contributes significantly to Unmanned Aerial Systems research and teaching at the Center for Geospatial Analytics and is the center’s first certified UAS Mapping Scientist.

Nov 10, 2017

Getting in Touch to Stop an Epidemic

Devon Gaydos, Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is using tangible user interfaces designed by the Center for Geospatial Analytics to help Oregon stakeholders fight infectious forest disease.

Oct 26, 2017

What Motivates College Students to Play Pokémon Go?

Playing Pokémon Go gets students moving, including those who aren't gamers. Public health experts at the Center for Geospatial Analytics say that's a good thing.

Oct 19, 2017

Researchers Get SALT-y Over Climate Change

An interdisciplinary team of College of Natural Resources researchers, including center Ph.D. student Lindsey Smart, are studying the connection between rising sea levels and vegetation die-off along the NC coast as part of the SALT Project.

Oct 13, 2017

Walkable Neighborhoods Linked With More Active Older Adults 

Center postdoctoral scholar Oriol Marquet and faculty fellow Aaron Hipp explore ways to build neighborhoods where older adults can stay active and age in place.