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DGES Dominates Student Awards at SWAAG Meeting


The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability brought nearly 30 students to the annual meeting of the Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers, held this year in Albuquerque, N.M.  

Students diligently prepared and showcased numerous presentations and posters at the annual meeting to great acclaim!  DGES students brought home first place honors in both undergraduate student paper and poster categories!

First place in the poster competition went to Thuso Motselebane, Mantankiso Phooko, and Benjamin Ignac for their poster: Space, Time and Crime: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Criminal Activities on the Campus of the University of Oklahoma.

First place in the paper competition went to Brooks Heitmeier for his paper: Texas Elections 2014: Mapping Wendy Davis' Prior Electoral Credibility.

Our warmest congratulations to these winners and all who presented at the meeting! What a great honor for our growing department!

Geography Graduate Student Receives Campus Honor

Angela Person Award

Geography Ph.D. student Angela Person received the Provost's Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Student teaching. Recipients of this award represent the top 10% of all graduate student teaching assistants on the Norman campus, based on student evaluations. This is a fantastic honor indeed! Congratulations to Angela!


NWC Research Exploration

Dr. Berrien Moore III, dean of the College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences and director of the National Weather Center, discusses how the NWC impacts research and student engagement at The University of Oklahoma.

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