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Dr. Okan Pala
This research associate won a grant from Distance Education and Learning Technologies Applications to create an educational hurricane drill for his new disaster management course.
The research associate specializing in GIS for fire management is also a GeoMentor with the American Association of Geographers and helps students at local schools explore mapmaking.
Dr. Chris Jones
This research associate is the lead developer of PoPS, the Pest or Pathogen Spread forecast, a system that is helping the USDA and other agencies manage the spread of invasive insect pests.
Specializing in developing web mapping applications for the National Park Service, this research associate mentors students to create useful and popular web tools to navigate parks like Shenandoah.