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Troy CroakTroy Croak Receives Certificate of Achievement Dean's Scholar Award 2014

Troy received his award for the outstanding work he performed during his internship with the National Park Service at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  Part of his duties included fieldwork and cartography using a Geographic Information System (GIS).  Troy produced maps for the Delaware Water Gap park and for an external project called Adapting to Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Upper Delaware River Region.  The project resulted in a publication which may be viewed here.

MSaylesMichelle Sayles Receives Newman Civic Fellow Award

Junior Geography major Michelle Sayles, received the prestigious Newman Civic Fellow Award this spring. She was honored for her leadership skills and environmental activism on campus and in the community.

Hope RothermelHope Rothermel Joins AE2S
AE2S (Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.) has hired Hope Rothermel as a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Specialist. She will work out of AE2S’ Grand Forks office as part of the firm’s geomatics group.

Hope graduated from KU in 2009 with a BA Geography/Environmental Track degree, and graduated in 2011 from West Chester University with an MA in Geography.

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Robert MartinDr. Robert Martin recipient of Outstanding Contribution to GIS Education in Pennsylvania Award

The PASSHE GIS Consortium and Affiliates Group has just announced the winners of its inaugural Outstanding Contribution to GIS Education in Pennsylvania award, and Dr. Robert N. Martin, Professor, Department of Geography, is one of them.  Dr. Martin is being recognized for his many years of cutting-edge GIS instruction and for producing many graduates that have gone on to have successful careers in GIS-related fields.

The award will be presented to Dr. Martin during the Pennsylvania Geographical Society Conference Dinner on Friday, November 4, 2011 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Click here for an article on the bctv.org website.

Drier and higher new weather norm

Click here to view an article in the Reading Eagle which mentions Dr. Richard Crooker as well as Dr. Sue Marshall, who taught in the Geography Department for a semester.