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The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.More information
Eleven Blugolds spent six days in Chicago working with the 2016 Chicago Marathon as part of a “Geography of the Marathon” class, giving them an appreciation of what is involved in producing a world-class sporting event that involves more than 40,000 athletes, a half of million spectators and a worldwide television broadcast.
Dr. Joseph Hupy’s work in the field of bombturbation is highlighted in Undark Magazine, a new digital science publication funded by the Knight Science Journalism Foundation. The profile tells the story of how, as a college student, Hupy was frustrated by the lack of information about the ways military battles change and shape the landscape and environment. He did his own research, and as a result, the field of bombturbation was born. Hupy now is an associate professor of geography at UW-Eau Claire.
Dr. Douglas Faulkner, professor of geography and anthropology, and several co-authors recently had a research article published.
As part of the Devroy Fellowship, Andee Erickson, a journalism and geography double major, will follow in the footsteps of many Blugold journalism students and have the opportunity to intern at The Washington Post in January.
When Alex Kleinschmidt struck up a conversation with Dr. Harry Jol during a class trip to the climbing wall on the UW-Eau Claire campus, the senior had no idea it would lead to joining a research team that would uncover a secret tunnel 80 Jews dug by hand to escape a Nazi extermination site in Lithuania 70 years ago.
Sam Loftsgaarden’s study abroad program at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland allowed him to explore new cultures and expand his circle of friends to include people from around the world. It also helped him decide on his future career.
Students interested in pursuing a career in the high-demand, cutting-edge geospatial analysis and technology fields will have a new program option at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
When Mattheus de Waard begins his internship with a Wisconsin business this summer it will be the second time the Blugold environmental geography major will put his skills to use in a real-world setting.
Alison Olmstead was preparing to study abroad in Scotland when she learned about an immersion trip to Guatemala focusing on social and environmental justice. So less than two weeks after getting back from Scotland, she left for Guatemala.
Emily Moothart has always been passionate about the environment, but it wasn’t until a sustainability course she took while studying abroad in Scotland that the Blugold knew she wanted to pursue a career in environmentalism.
UW-Eau Claire continues to help Wisconsin establish itself as a leader in finding market niches for unmanned aerial systems, while also giving Blugolds experiences that will prepare them to meet the growing demand for workers with geospatial skills.
Six alumni and one university staff emerita will receive awards Dec. 19 from the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association.
The West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers held its annual meeting at UW-Eau Claire this fall, bringing 114 students and 46 faculty to campus.
Syler Behrens won’t graduate from UW-Eau Claire until May 2016 but she’s already helping to shape how geospatial technologies will be used in the booming commercial unmanned aircraft systems industry.
Lara Bockenstedt joined seven other students in Turkey for two weeks earlier this year as part of a geography field seminar class. As part of their research project, they spent time in neighborhood bazaars in Istanbul, where they were warmly welcomed.
A $418,869 grant to support geospatial education at UW-Eau Claire already is making a difference in the lives of Blugolds with an interest in geospatial fields, including new internship opportunities for students.
Graduates with geospatial skills are finding great success in a variety of businesses and industries as potential uses for the technology continues to grow. UWEC is responding to the demand for these skills by adding and enhancing its geospatial classes.
Dr. Joseph Hupy, an associate professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is among the experts recently quoted in regional media about the potential use of drones.
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