Geography

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Undergraduate News & Awards


Undergraduate News

GIS Help Desk

*The GIS Help Desk is currently closed for the summer. We will announce Fall 2017 hours on this website in late-August 2017.*

Each year the Geography department hires one or more undergraduate students to staff our GIS Help Desk; a departmental resource that provides free, one-on-one tutoring and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students seeking assistance in GIS programs and applications. The GIS Help Desk is located in the Geography Main Office (Jefferson 220) and runs during the week for set hours. These hours change each semester, so be sure to check our website and Facebook for the most recent schedule. The Help Desk only runs when classes are in session and sometimes during finals, depending on availability of the staff. The Help Desk does not operate when classes are not in session, except there may be some hours available during finals week.

Thank you to our 2016-17 GIS Help Desk Assistants: Will Heikes, Saira Khan, and Yuka Fuchino!

Click here to submit feedback on the GIS Help Desk

For additional undergraduate news and updates, check out our GSG Newsletters

Undergraduate Awards

Ellen Churchill Semple Award

This award is given to an outstanding graduating senior geography major. Award is based primarily on student’s academic achievements. Consideration should also be given to professional and community achievements, independent research activities, publications and consulting.

2017: Yaffa Fain and Saira Khan
2016:
Kim Johnson and Sanika Shah
2015:
Michino Hisabayashi
2014: Michelle Andrews and Lucas Earl
2013: Joseph Danko
2012: Dylan Broderick
2011: Alicia Cavanaugh
2009: Jaclyn Green-Stock and Christopher MacAlpine-Belton
2008: Daniel Desantis and Laura Merner
2007: Timothy Currie
2004: Shana Retherford
2003: Diana Huffaker
2002: Ethan Frost and Josephine Shagwert
2001: Kathryn Machud
2000: Marguerite Andrews
1999: Lori Bohne and Naoko Kubo
1998: Megan Williams
1997: Michael Coles
1996: Erin Fitzpatrick
1989: Christopher Davis
1988: Michael Brown

Global Environmental Studies Outstanding Student Award

This award is given to a Global Environmental Studies graduating senior, recognizing academic excellence within the Global Environmental Studies program.

2017: Claire Bayler
2016:
Eli Goldman
2015:
Gabrielle Kent
2014: Chi Le and Mikaela Monous

Clark Labs Geographic Information Science Excellence Award

This award is given to an outstanding Geography major who shows excellence in the field of Geographic Information Science. This award is given by Geography but funded by Clark Labs. (Formerly the IDRISI Excellence in Geographic Information Science Award)

2017: Ali Filipovic and Will Heikes
2016:
Hannah Rosenblum
2015:
Rebecca Chapman
2014: Sean Cunningham
2013: Yelena Finegold
2012: Parker Edmonds
2011: Andrew (AJ) Shatz
2009: Jenner Alpern and Albert Decatur
2008: Alina Taus
2007: Joseph Fortier

Linda Roth Memorial Activist Scholar Award

Linda Roth was a graduate of the Geography Ph.D. program at Clark and was a life-long Social Justice and Environmental activist a well as a very accomplished award-winning forest Ecology scientist. This award is given to an outstanding Global Environmental Studies major who embodies the principles of scholarship and activism that she demonstrated during her life, from the U.S. to Nicaragua, Belize, and the Dominican Republic.

2017: Katie Luczai
2016:
Katherine Landesman
2015:
Selena Shabot, Rebecca Liebman and Rebecca E. Miller
2014: Sharon Bort
2013: April Herleikson
2012: Serena Galleshaw
2011: Callista Perry

The Marcia V. Szugda-Emani Memorial Environmental Scholarship Award

This award is given to award is given to an outstanding junior or senior in Geography who shows the passion for the environment in their education and research that Marcia Szugda-Emani exhibited in her support of environmental education at Clark University. Designated use is to help to cover expenses associated with advanced research projects related to geography and the environment, with a preference for research and/or projects related to the environment and its relevance to human well-being.

2017: Daniela Reyes Saade (Geography & Economics '17)
2016:
Chung Truong Nguyen (Geography, '16)
2015:
Julia Groenfeldt (Global Environmental Studies, '15)
2014: Elliot Altbaum (Geography, '14)
2013: Emily Sturdivant (Geography, '13)

NCGE Excellence in Scholarship Award

The Excellence in Scholarship Award is given in recognition of outstanding scholastic performance in the field of geography. This award is co-sponsored by the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers.

2017: Isabel Miranda
2016:
Eric Pasay
2015:
Joey Hersh
2014: Zoe Ritter
2013: Lauren Ziemer and Martha Ziemer
2012: Andrew (AJ) Shatz
2011: Angela Marshall
2009: Marie Anselm
2008: Joanna Plunkett
2007: Andrew Cummings, Annya Djachiachvili, Niluka Gunawardena, and Elizabeth Waste
2006: Allan Breed, Ryan Frazier, Jaime Huber, Emma Klein
2004: Daniel Pomerleau
2003: Patrick Morris
2002: Stephen Aldrich, Jonah Vitale Wolf

Strabo Award

This award is given to a junior in recognition of intellectual leadership, exploration, and creativity. It is named for the Greek Geographer, Strabo, whose seventeen-volume encyclopedia, Geographica, changed the known world of his time.

2017: Ian Jackson (Geography & Women and Gender Studies '18) and Rose Kendrick (Geography '18)
2016:
Yaffa Fain (Geography & Art, '17) and Daniela Reyes Saade (Geography, '17)
2015:
Eric Pasay (Earth System Science, '16)
2014: Joey Hersh (Geography, '15)
2013: Zoe Ritter (Geography, '14) and Lucas Earl (Geography, '14)
2012:
Tatiana Baglioni (Geography, '13)
2011: Dylan Broderick (Geography, '12)

Fellowships

Peter J. Condakes Summer Research Fellowship

This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Peter Condakes, an alumnus and Geography major from the Class of 1978. To be considered for this award (which is open to sophomores or juniors studying Geography, Global Environmental Studies, and Earth System Science) students must submit a research proposal alongside a faculty mentor to be conducted during the summer months. Applications are posted on the Careers and Internships page annually when available.

2017: Ian Jackson (Geography & Women and Gender Studies '18) and Sophia Aronow (Geography '18)
2016:
Claire Bayler (IDSC & Global Environmental Studies, '17) and Anthony Jreije (Econ. & Geography, '18)
2015:
Yuka Fuchino (Geography, '16)
2014: Rebecca Chapman (Geography, '15) and Alexander Hayes (Geography, '16)
2013: Zoe Ritter (Geography, '14) and Gabrielle Kent (Global Environmental Studies, '15)
2011:
Yelena Finegold (Geography, '13) and Holly Jones (Geography, '12)
2009: Claire Griffen (Geography, '10)
2008: Marie Anselm (Geography, '09)
2007: Michelle Bozeman (Geography, '09)
2003: Daniel Pomerleau (Geography, '04)
2002: Denise Lavallee (Geography, '05)
2001: Rachel Regeczi (Geography, '01)
2000: Michael Staton (Geography, '02)


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