With the Earth constantly shifting under our feet, the need for research is always there. Dr. Matthew McKay, associate professor of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, was selected for funding by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for his upcoming project. “The USGS is very supportive and we are grateful they continue to support our work,” … [Read more...] about Geology professor selected for national award
In the most significant change to U.S. refugee resettlement in 40 years, the federal government is turning to the public and the private sector to help settle people who have fled their home countries because of war, persecution and ongoing armed conflicts. Dr. Emily Frazier, assistant professor of human geography and sustainability in the department of geography, geology and … [Read more...] about Addressing community-based refugee programs in the U.S.
The research of Dr. Matthew McKay has been featured in the 2023 issue of Mind’s Eye magazine. As an associate professor of geology with a passion for exploration, he mixes old-school geology teaching techniques with the latest technology. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “The foundation of the science of tectonics is that things move,” McKay said. “It took us a … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. McKay
An exciting, real-world and hands-on collaboration is happening between Missouri State University, the City of Springfield and City Utilities. Students in the Community Planning Practicum course (PLN572/672) are working with the City of Springfield and Springfield City Utilities on a portion of the large Lake Springfield Plan. Dr. Krista Evans, associate professor of … [Read more...] about GGP students aid in visioning project for Lake Springfield
Geography is often understood as merely the study of the planet Earth and its atmosphere, like knowing the names of states and capitals, or learning how to read maps. But it also includes the activity of its inhabitants – as famously put by geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, “Geography is the study of earth as the home of people.” Dr. Emily Frazier, assistant professor of human … [Read more...] about The great Midwest migration