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
Dr. Christy Hyman, assistant professor of geography at Mississippi State University, will be giving a lecture for Black History Month. The presentation will take place on Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. in Glass Hall, room 108. Hyman’s lecture, titled “Contested Space and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Great Dismal Swamp”, will explore the history of geospatial approaches in … [Read more...] about GGP co-sponsors Black History Month talk
The research of Dr. Gary Michelfelder has been selected for the 2022 issue of Mind’s Eye. Spending the last 15 years studying the Rio Grande Rift and the Andes Mountains in Chile, his research aims to answer how and why volcanoes erupt in hopes to improve forecasting. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “I was lucky enough to get to go to a conference in Japan that … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Michelfelder!
Since 1965, the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies has awarded over $1.7 million in grant scholarships to support students entering professions in earth science. This year, two GGP graduate students pursuing the MS in geography and geology received scholarships in recognition of their contributions to the field. “The scholarship is graciously designed to … [Read more...] about Two GGP graduate students receive national recognition