Jakeb Prickett, a current student in the Masters of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology program has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation scholarship program.  In an effort to help further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft, USGIF is dedicated to assist promising students interested in the geospatial sciences with scholarship awards. USGIF hopes to inspire students who... Read more

Post date: Tue, 08/06/2013 - 19:01

Joe Forish, MS-GIST 2012 alumni, will bring a GIS approach to K-12 instruction through his new position as Physical Geography teacher at BASIS Ahwatukee. BASIS schools, recognized as among the very best in both US and international rankings, recruit professionals who possess deep knowledge in the discipline they teach. Joe notes that “introducing GIS technologies and concepts in the classroom will help students better understand their community,... Read more

Post date: Sun, 07/21/2013 - 10:03

Scott C. Bennett is now employed with Carver County Minnesota.  His main job will focus on mapping their newly created fiber optic network.  Carver County is one of the 7 counties that make up the Twin Cities metro area.  Scott has also accepted a position with the USGS Minnesota Water Science Center.   Scott comments that "none of this would have been possible without... Read more

Post date: Sat, 07/20/2013 - 15:55

Matt Berube, Masters of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology 2011 alumni, has been hired by the City of Tucson as a GIS Planner.  He will be working with the Planning and Community Development Division's Planning Section. Under general direction of a Principal Planner, Matt is responsible for creating GIS data from source documents; creating and maintaining GIS information using GIS software; and producing presentation-quality GIS-... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/18/2013 - 14:11

The Masters of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology program, Dr. Chris Lukinbeal, was asked recently to make a video explaining how the MS-GIST program compares to more traditional U.S. master’s programs.  The video produced is part of work Dr. Lukinbeal and Dr. Janice Monk are doing with the Associatoin of American Geographers' EDGE project and was submitted as a case study for the... Read more

Post date: Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:36

Michelle Coe a student in the School of Geography and Development was awarded a NASA Fellowship.  More information is forthcoming, stay tune!

Post date: Mon, 05/13/2013 - 21:20

The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) is curently voting on new leadership positions (ballots due June 15, 2013).  Even if you are not a member of the APCG, but are a member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), you can vote for David Plane as he is seeking to become the next AAG Regional Councilor for the APCG.  Chris Lukinbeal is running for the APCG Vice President positon.  Typically once one... Read more

Post date: Mon, 05/13/2013 - 21:01

Ashley Coles accepted a one-year position (with possibilities of renewal) with the Department of Geology and Geography at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.  Way to go Ashely!

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Post date: Mon, 05/13/2013 - 20:49

Audra El Vilaly was awarded the (Inaugural) Michael Bonine Memorial Travel and Research Award.  It was a poignant moment because Mike and Audra knew and respected each other.  He would have loved it. 

Post date: Mon, 05/13/2013 - 20:42

Dr. Elizabeth Oglesby was awarded the Honors College 2013 Excellence in Advising and Mentoring Award.


Post date: Mon, 05/13/2013 - 20:38


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