Geography Students Present Their Original Research

Posted on May 7th, 2012 by

Tong Thao's study uses web-based gamer reviews to explore the cultural legacies incorporated into popular Japanese and Western role-playing games.

Eleven geography majors presented their original research studies at the Celebration of Creative Inquiry on May 4, 2012. A selection of their exciting scholarship is featured below. If you’re interested in learning more, the students would be happy to discuss their research with you!

Evan Anderson incorporates observational studies with interviews of long-time business owners to better understand the "death of Main Street" in Minnesota small towns.

Melissa Wygant's research studies the new uses of social media, like Twitter, in tsunami mitigation and recovery.

Emery Ellingson's senior thesis correlates the impact of biofuel growth on reduction in conservation land in Minnesota.

What is required to achieve environmental sustainability? Meg Wika compares and contrasts the theories of two prominent environmentalists.

Is suburban living dangerous to your health? Matt Bye presents his research on the effects of Twin City sprawl on suburban dweller's health.


One Comment

  1. Mark Bjelland says:

    Fabulous, creative research approaches to important topics. I wish I were there.