|Arik Arnevik & Jackson Becker in front of |
their poster at AAG 2014, Tampa, FL
|Nate Wick explains details of his research to|
Ross Guida ('09), now in the PhD program
at Southern Illinois University.
Click on names of the posters for the research abstracts and to get a feel for the kind of work our students are doing; to see the range of work presented in the poster sessions, and to see the kind of research that that others with similar interests are conducting, click on the poster session name.
In addition to presenting their research, meeting scholars, and learning of research from around the world, our students had the opportunity to meet numerous other UW-Eau Claire graduates who have gone on to graduate schools in such places as the University of Tennessee, Southern Illinois, Penn State and Kansas. It becomes apparent that participating among a community of scholars and researchers at such conferences can be a powerful and inspirational professionalization opportunity for our students. We are very thankful for the opportunity that UW-Eau Claire -- through the Blugold Commitment, the work of ORSP, and the Simpson Fund -- creates to enable this kind of participation. Such financial support of undergraduate research and travel to professional presentations is truly distinctive among geography programs world-wide.
Next year at the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, we hope to increase student participation by working with our students and encouraging them to think about the possibility early in the school year.
Though it was at a different national conference, I suspect that Drew Briski had a similar experience at the annual conference of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) in Louisville, KY (23-28 March) where he presented a poster and gave a lightening talk on his research with Dr. Cyril Wilson in the Land Use/Land Cover and Change Detection session. The title of their presentation was Spectral and Socioeconomic Assessment of Land Use/Land Cover Changes in the Chippewa Valley Metropolitan Area, WI.