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Exclusively for alumni, the Department of Geography newsletter features alumni and department updates, as well as event information. If you are one of our alumni, update your contact information with the GW Office of Alumni Relations to start receiving this and other exclusive alumni benefits. 

Latest Issues:
202220212019, 20182017

 


Geography Department News

Professor Rain with students on streets of DC.

Professor Rain takes Geography Students to the Streets of DC

From bike lanes to bus stops, the geography majors in David Rain’s capstone class are traveling throughout the District to understand curbside use.

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A Single Geography Class Inspires Career in Coffee

Cameron Waggener, BA ’17, began his career by opening the Washington, D.C., area’s first bicycle coffee shop.

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Applying GPS Technology to Conservation in Colombia

Sarah Cassius, BA ’19, spent a summer interning in Medellin, Colombia, where she applied her geography background to help conserve land.

Drs David Rain and Lisa Benton-Short with Karen and Rys Young in the new computer lab, Samson Hall 304.

New Research Space

Thanks to a generous donation from Karen & Rys Young BA '16, the Department of Geography now has a secondary computer lab in Samson Hall (SAMS 304).

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Faculty News: Trachtenberg Prize and Fulbright Scholarship Awardees

Dr. Marie Price was awarded the 2022 Trachtenberg Prize, and Dr. Aman Luthra became the latest Geography faculty member to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. 

Special Events

Mapathon

Hosted by a student group, Mapathons are held at least once each semester to contribute to international aid efforts. Using open-source mapping software, participants help map areas that are identified as at risk for or have recently experienced disasters. All members of the GW community are invited to join a Mapathon event — no experience required.

 

Learn More About Mapathons

Geography Bowl

The American Association of Geographers hosts the annual World Geography Bowl, a quiz tournament featuring teams of undergraduate and graduate students from schools across the Mid-Atlantic region. The winning team and individuals win prizes, and all participants receive a travel stipend to offset expenses. 

Visit the Department of Geography Facebook page to see upcoming events and read recaps of past competitions and prizes. Contact the department to participate.


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