Geography honors students with awards

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The Geography Department honored a number of outstanding students for their achievements this spring:

  • Douglas Steeples – Clarence W. Olmstead Award for Excellence of Scholarship in Geography. (Recognizes growth in the Geography major within the Department)
  • Kevin McGrath – Clarence W. Olmstead Award for Undergraduate Achievement in Cartography. (Recognizes growth in the Cartography major within the Department)
  • ViolaDan Wandersee – Department of Geography GIS Certificate Program Achievement Award. (For outstanding achievement in academics and application by a GIS Certificate Program student)
  • Jamie Foster – Clarence W. Olmstead Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant. (Recognizes an outstanding teaching assistant based on student evaluations and length of service.)
  • Jacquelyn Gill – Clarence W. Olmstead Award for Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student. "Pleistocene Megafaunal Collapse, Novel Plant Communities, and Enhanced Fire Regimes in North America." Recently published in Science.
  • Chris Muellerleile – Clarence W. Olmstead Award for Outstanding Grad Presentation at the 2010 Student Symposium. "Derivative Geographies: Chicago, Financial Derivatives and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission."
  • Genevieve Schaad – Clarence W. Olmstead Award for Outstanding Undergrad Presentation at the 2010 Student Symposium. "The Geography of my Viola: How to enhance your interests, for Geographers."

Map Awards

  • Bricknell MapMichael Bricknell – Barbara Petchenik Memorial Graduate Award in Cartography Design: First Place
  • Wang MapPing Wang – Barbara Petchenik Memorial Graduate Award in Cartography Design: Second Place
  • Forrest MapMatt Forrest – Barbara Petchenik Memorial Undergraduate Award in Cartography Design: First Place
  • Ignatowski MapSimon Ignatowski – Barbara Petchenik Memorial Undergraduate Award in Cartography Design: Second Place

Graduate Research Awards

  • Travis Tennessen – Whitbeck Graduate Dissertator Award. "Making the New Greenhouse Economy:  Science, Markets & Expertise in Climate Policy"
  • Mark Cooper – Whitbeck Graduate Dissertator Award. "Making the New Greenhouse Economy:  Science, Markets & Expertise in Climate Policy"

Trewartha Research Grant Awardees:

  • Andy Davey
  • Cathy Day
  • Fei Ma
  • Marigold Norman
  • Nancy Parker
  • Leslie Sinak
  • Katie Wirka
  • Emily Atkinson
  • Leif Brottem
  • Amanda Kolpin

For more information see Geography News.