WVU Geography Faculty Create New GEP Program
Motivated by the challenges presented by COVID-19 for experiential learning, faculty in the WVU Geography Program worked to develop a new model to connect students to professional development opportunities. Engaging community partners from across the state, projects were identified, and students were recruited to bring needed and valued resources to real-life problems.
The WVU Center for Resilient Communities is proud to host the first Geography Engagement Program within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Twenty students have been selected to participate in the experiential learning program’s Spring 2021 cohort.
The Geography Engagement Program is designed to offer experiential learning opportunities to students in areas like food access, geographic information systems (GIS), land trusts, health equity, and community engagement. Each student hails from the Eberly College of Arts and Science, but are in various major programs, ranging from Geography, Finance and Administration, Biology, or Environmental Geoscience. Students will receive course credit and job placement as a part of the opportunity.
The Geography Engagement Program at the Center for Resilient Communities at West Virginia University, is made possible with generous support from the One Foundation.
WVU Geography Professor on The Pickle Shelf Radio Hour
Jonathan Hall, WVU Geography is on the season finale of the WV storytelling podcast,
The Pickle Shelf Radio Hour to talk about race, place and relations with the natural world.
WVU Humanities Center announces recipients of ‘Life in the Time of COVID-19’ grants
A WVU Geography assistant professor, Jamie Shinn, was awarded one of seven “Life in the Time of COVID-19” grants to research projects that address the pandemic from a humanistic perspective.
WVU Geology Faculty Develops Virtual Lab
When the coronavirus began to spread around the world in early 2020,
West Virginia University Department of Geology and Geography's Graham Andrews
knew he needed to act fast. He already had 3D photography software and a drone
on hand for a volcanology research project. But with some quick thinking and the
help of five students, an idea was born -- a virtual geology lab.
- 042321Transdisciplinary Research Colloquium: Timothy Chapin
- 041421Transdisciplinary Research Colloquium: Andrew Vosko
- 040721Transdisciplinary Research Colloquium: Jeanne Fair
- 031721Transdisciplinary Research Colloquium: Christian Pohl
- 031021U.S. Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement
- 030921Memoir Reading by Christa Parravani
- 030421Reading by English alumna Emily Moore
- 0302212021 Benedum Distinguished Scholars Showcase
Geology graduate student unlocking the history of life on Earth.
Growing up as a loyal fan of “Jurassic Park” in a family of nature lovers, geology
student Sam Ocon always knew she wanted to be a paleontologist. Today, she
is fulfilling her dream of studying invertebrate paleontology. Her research on
the evolution of horseshoe crabs was selected for presentation at the Future Leaders
of Paleontology session of the Geological Society of America’s 2020 annual meeting,
held virtually last month.
May the Quartz Be With You
As part of Earth Science Week 2020,
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) intern and
West Virginia University Department of Geology and Geography grad Emma Krolczyk
helped share how quartz is used to study all kinds of things, from earthquakes
to archaeology. Watch the video.
Hurricanes and Marginalization
WVU Geography graduate student, Brandon Rothrock, work “Hurricanes and Marginalization: How Climate Disasters Affect LGBTQ+ Persons” is part of his year-long fellowship with the Rachel Carson Council.Read more about his research.
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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Selected students are awarded a $3,500 stipend for eight weeks of mentored research. An additional $2,000 is available for travel to a professional conference or for supplies.