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Thirteen UW-Eau Claire Students Present Research
at AAG Meeting in Denver

RELEASED: April 27, 2005

Geography major Britta Suppes
Senior geography major Britta Suppes was among the UW-Eau Claire undergraduates who displayed their research results at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Denver. (UW-Eau Claire photo by Lisa Theo, department of geography and anthropology)

EAU CLAIRE — Thirteen undergraduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire presented the results of their student/faculty research at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting held April 5-9 in Denver, Colo.

"I attended every session and can say that all of the presentations were very professional and were well-received," said Dr. Garry Running, associate professor of geography and anthropology. "UW-Eau Claire has always been a leader in undergraduate students presenting work they've done with faculty, but we've not had many students present independent work at AAG before. I think it is particularly impressive that we had two students do so this year."

Senior Britta Suppes, St. Paul, Minn., independently presented a poster titled "Spatial Distribution of Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness Visitors."

Senior Sarah Knabel, Winona, Minn., independently presented a poster titled "Integration of CAD and GIS: Modeled Changes in Pervious/Impervious Surfaces and the Affects on Surface Runnoff at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin."

Seniors Mike LeMoine, Glendale, and Renee Rollman, Appleton, and Dr. Tim Bawden, assistant professor of geography and anthropology, presented a poster titled "The Cultural Atlas of Wisconsin: A Prototype."

Seniors Bryan Frenz, Tomah, and Devon Disrude, Milton, and Bawden presented a poster titled "The Hinterlands of the National Football League."

Junior Mark Nelson, Eau Claire, Dr. Karen Havholm, professor of geology, and Running presented a poster titled "Dunes, Forests, and People during the Late-Holocene: Evidence from Buried Podzolic Soils in the Crepeele Dune Field, Southwestern Manitoba." Dion Wiseman and James Graham from Brandon University in Manitoba were co-authors for the project.

Senior Ashley Wong, Princeton, and Dr. Doug Faulkner, associate professor of geography and anthropology, presented a poster titled "Changing Hydrography in the Tiffany Bottoms of West-Central Wisconsin."

Senior Jennifer Freeland, Nelson, Dr. Robert Barth, associate professor of geography and anthropology, Running and Faulkner presented a poster titled "Reconstructing the Precontact Chippewa River Valley: Landscape Reconstruction Using GIS and GLO Township Surveys."

Graduate student Melisa Davis, Eau Claire; senior Jenny Immich, Plymouth; junior Emily Szajna, Eau Claire; sophomore Hannah Lott, Madison; and Lisa Theo, lecturer of geography and anthropology, presented a poster titled "Spatial Differences in Women's Progress and Prosperity in Wisconsin: The Lieutenant Governor's Wisconsin Women Equal Prosperity Initiative." Senior Barb Featherly, Shell Lake, and junior Tina Spielmann, Port Edwards, were co-authors for the project.

Senior Jenifer Bode, Shoreview, Minn., who will be presenting her research at a future meeting, also attended the AAG meeting. Bode is conducting new and original research that involves GPR imaging of several local cemeteries to aid individuals looking for unmarked graves of relatives. She also will be joining Dr. Harry Jol, associate professor of geography and anthropology, in ongoing archaeological research this summer in Israel and Spain.

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