Stories From Apr 2020

Apr 29, 2020

Plant Aid: A Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster

An interdisciplinary team including Center for Geospatial Analytics researchers will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields. From a hand-held plant disease "sniffer" to a cloud-based database that can alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies, the project aims to detect diseases early, improving yield.

Apr 28, 2020

GGSO Celebrates Earth Week with Virtual Sustainability Challenge

Congratulations to Daniela Agostini, Caroline Wood and Anja Collette, winners of the 2020 Earth Week Challenge hosted by the Geospatial Graduate Student Organization! Fifteen participants logged a total of 272 sustainability actions that saved waste, carbon and water.

Apr 23, 2020

NC State Professor Wins Prestigious Fellowship to Study Indigenous Rights

As a fellow at the National Humanities Center, Ryan Emanuel will spend the next year writing a book about his research project, “Water in the Lumbee World: Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, and the Transformation of Home.”

Apr 23, 2020

Nikki Inglis Is NC State’s 2020 Esri Development Center Student of the Year

The Center for Geospatial Analytics joined a select group of university units worldwide when it was named an Esri Development Center in 2017. Congratulations to our 2020 EDC Student of the Year: doctoral student Nikki Inglis!

Apr 17, 2020

Student Presentation Tips from a 3MT Champ

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. candidate Nick Kruskamp has won multiple awards for his research presentations. We asked him about his tips for putting together a top-notch talk.

Apr 7, 2020

From Yosemite to Antarctica, NC State Professor Examines Tourism Impacts in Protected Areas

Parks and other protected areas are essential for biodiversity conservation. Faculty Fellow Yu-Fai Leung is working to safeguard these special places.

Apr 6, 2020

Rachel Kasten Wins CNR Award for Excellence & Pride of the Wolfpack Award

Center for Geospatial Analytics graduate services coordinator, Rachel Kasten, has been honored for her exceptional contributions to fostering student well-being, diversity and inclusion.

Apr 3, 2020

SECASC Researcher Spotlight – Kate Jones

Each year, the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center funds a multi-disciplinary cohort of Global Change Fellows. Catch up with 2019-2020 fellow and Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kate Jones to learn more about her research into fire management in the Southern Appalachian mountains.