Celebrating Faculty and Staff Achievements 2019–2020
The 2019-20 academic year was packed with achievements by our faculty fellows, research associates, staff and postdoctoral scholars. Learn more about the awards, popular press coverage and speaking engagements earned by our talented group of researchers.
Diverse-Aware: The Celebration of Juneteenth
Learn the history of Juneteenth in this message crafted by Faculty Fellow Stacy Nelson and transformed into a story map by Research Technologist Makiko Shukunobe.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Helena Mitasova Selected for 2020 UCGIS Research Award
The Center for Geospatial Analytics' Associate Director of Geovisualization has been named the 2020 recipient of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science's (UCGIS's) Research Award.
2019-20 University Faculty Scholars Named
NC State’s University Faculty Scholars are recognized for their significant academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and greater community. The 2019-2020 class includes Center for Geospatial Analytics Faculty Fellows Chris Osburn and Rob Scheller.
2020 TRELIS Fellows Announced
The TRELIS project is a professional development program for women educators in the geospatial sciences. Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic has been accepted into the 2020 cohort.
UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology
A new partnership between NC State’s Christmas Tree Extension Team and Center for Geospatial Analytics will test how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) can help NC Christmas tree growers more efficiently monitor tree size and health.