|Geography students present talks, participate in Geography Bowl|
The Department of Geography was well represented in Brookings, S.D., at the 39th annual South Dakota State Geography Convention April 3 and 4. James Lindstrom presented a paper on “Recreation Use Characteristics of the Maah Daah Hey Trail” and William Wetherholt presented a paper on “A Survey of Ethics in U.S. Remote Sensing Education.” Lindstrom and Wetherholt, graduate students in geography, also participated in UND Geography Bowl teams that included undergraduate students Danny Fasteen and Erin Pederson, and graduate students Matt Golz and Jordan Neau. The UND teams placed second and fourth against their South Dakota State competitors.
“The South Dakota State Geography Convention is the longest-running student organized and sponsored annual meeting in the United States.” The convention also hosted eight prominent academic and applied geographers from the United States and Canada, including Thomas Baerwald, president of the Association of American Geographers; Jeff Crump, University of Minnesota; Lisa Harrington, Kansas State University; John Fraser Hart, University of Minnesota; John Hudson, Northwestern University; Geoffrey Scott, University of Winnipeg; Gray Tappan, U.S. Geological Survey; and Mike Wimberly, South Dakota State University.
-- Gregory Vandeberg, Assistant Professor, Geography, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4588