April 25, 2018

Student Achievement

Please join us in congratulating the following students for their successful presentation of their capstone geography projects during the COLA Conference on Friday, April 20th:

Kara ScottOthering of Others: Japan’s Struggle to Improve Immigration.

Shannon SpencerIs There a Universal Benchmark to Evaluate Habitat Quality in Coalfield Streams?

Brian O’Keefe The Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Poverty and Population Size.

Keith ZeiglerThe Expansion and Spatial Distribution of Internet Connectivity in Africa.

Jerome LarcherDoes Interntet Access Impact Migration?

Mike AndryThe Impact of Weather on the Ridership of Chicago’s Rail Transit System.

All students were guided and supervised by Dr. Walz throughout the 2017-2018 academic cycle.

Also, on Wednesday April 18th Nicholas Adkins successfully defended his master’s thesis The Influence of Northern Hemisphere Teleconnections on the Geography of Pacific Tropical Cyclone Genesis. His thesis was guided and supervised by Dr. Law and used statistical and spatial analysis methods to test the influence of six Northern Hemisphere teleconnection patterns on the latitude and longitude components of tropical cyclogenesis occurring in the eastern and western North Pacific Ocean basins for the period 1979-2016.

Job Opportunities

GIS/Policy Intern – City of Durham, Durham, NC

GIS Analyst, Risk Mitigation Consulting, Inc., Arlington, VA

GIS Project Manager, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

GIS Specialist, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 ​Should you have any questions about any of these opportunities, do not hesitate to get in contact.


 The Geography Department