Department of Geosciences

Geology, Geography and GIS ... Sciences for the 21st Century

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Earth Day 2010


UWG Geologist sets metro Atlanta straight

With U.S. southerners wondering why it is snowing here and not in Vancouver, BC, where the Olympic skiiers will be hoping for a bit more white stuff on the slopes, UWG Professor of Geology, Dave Bush, has urged Atlanta area residents, "Don't confuse weather with climate." 


Faculty, students attend GSA meeting in Portland, OR

Five UWG Geosciences faculty and six students journeyed across the country to Portland, OR, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America.  In addition to presenting their academic work, students and faculty experienced firsthand the fantastic geology and physical geography of the Portland area. (More pictures after the jump.) 


Geosciences student earns internship with The Weather Channel

After completing a one-year internship at CNN in Atlanta, Geography major Andrew Maloof has earned a slot in The Weather Channel’s competitive internship program. Andrew will intern as a Weather Producer this fall.

Faculty Stimulates GA Economy

Dr. Seong and Dr. Rose in the UWG Geosciences Department receive $492,000 from the US Geological Survey to boost economy through aerial LiDAR survey over the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The survey project will build very accurate elevation databases for the Charlton and Ware Counties. The datasets will eventually be provided to the public through The National Map of the US Geological Survey. Many undergraduate and graduate students will be involved in LiDAR data collection and processing.

UWG geographers attend SEDAAG

On November 22-24, UWG geographers attended the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of American Geographers in Knoxville, TN.  In the shadow of the Sunsphere (no, Bart Simpson fans, there is not actually a wig shop at the top), they presented academic work and participated in the Geography Bowl.  Additionally, Dr. Georgina DeWeese,


Students compete in Geography Bowl

UWG Geography students Zachary Little and Katie Williams attended the recent SEDAAG meeting in Knoxville, TN, and competed in the regional Geography Bowl.  Zachary and Katie combined with students from Georgia State and UGA to form the Georgia team, which placed fifth overall, (more pictures and sample questions after the jump)


Geosciences faculty member receives NSF grant

We are pleased to announce the awarding of a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to Geosciences faculty member Hannes Gerhardt, an Assistant Professor of Geography. The roughly $82,000 awarded to the University of West Georgia will allow Dr. Gerhardt to conduct a collaborative research project with colleagues at Florida State University and Towson University aimed at exploring the political consequences of the rapidly warming Arctic.   


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