‘Student & Faculty highlights’ Category

Danielle Olson (’17): Interactive, online mapping of local waste and recycling facilities

This past January, Danielle Olson, a double major in Environmental Studies and Geography with GIS, was an intern for Tri-County Solid Waste, which helps residents and businesses in Sibley, Le Sueur, and Nicollet Counties manage their waste.   What were your daily tasks? The project initially started from an independent, semester-long project for my Environmental […]

Matthew Kuckler (’17): Creating web-based geographic databases

Matt Kuckler (’17) is a double major in Geography with GIS and in Environmental Studies. In January he conducted a GIS internship for Assembly MN, a group of commercial retail consultants who operate in the southwest Twin Cities metropolitan area.   What were your daily tasks? Any special projects you were able to work on? […]

Abby Michels (’18): Mapping faults in Mexico

The following blog is a guest post by Abby Michels (’18), a Geology major with a GIS minor. She spent this past January in Mexico on a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).   I began researching near Santa Rosalia, Mexico on the Boleo Mineral Mine through an REU with other geology students and professors from […]

Helen Thompson (’17): Creating a spatial public assets inventory

Helen Thompson is a double major in Geography with GIS and in Environmental Studies. In January, she was an intern for Nicollet County’s Property and Public Services Department based in Saint Peter, MN.   What were your daily tasks? I worked on digitizing culverts and estimating their lengths using 2016 aerial photographs and DEM [digital […]

Maddie Johnson (’17): GIS Scholar of Excellence

Geography and Spanish double major Maddie Johnson (’17) gave a research talk at the 26th Annual Conference of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium in Duluth in October. Maddie represented Gustavus Adolphus College as a GIS/LIS Consortium Student Scholar. Maddie used GIS to identifying the land parcels in our local Seven Mile Creek Watershed that are the […]

Erica Brown (’17): Mapping the City

Erica Brown (class of 2017) is a Gustavus student majoring in Geography with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Concentration. She interned for the City of Rochester this past summer. Who did you work for and what do they do? I worked for the City of Rochester, MN, in their Public Works Department. I assisted the GIS […]

Maddie Johnson (’17): GIS for commercial real estate

Maddie Johnson (Class of 2017) is a Gustavus double major in Spanish and Geography with GIS Concentration. She is currently the teaching assistant for GEG-240 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems. She spent summer 2016 conducting GIS data analysis for a real estate company. Who did you work for and what did you do? This past […]

Dani Olson (’17): Producing geospatial data and maps for cities, parks, and lakes

Danielle Olson ( Class of 2017) is a double major in Environmental Studies and Geography with GIS Concentration. She spent summer 2016 using her GIS skills to make maps and collect geospatial data for the City of Burnsville, MN. Who did you work for and what did you do? I worked for the City of […]

Fulbright Grant in Haiti

Greetings from Haiti! I am here with my family on a nine-month Fulbright Award to research land use change in Haiti and teach remote sensing of land cover change at the University of Haiti’s School of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. I hope to write a few blog posts from time to time!

Faculty-Student Research on Glacier Change in Ecuador

Congratulations to Geography Professor Jeff La Frenierre and Geography and Environmental Studies double major Helen Thompson (’17) for being awarded a Gustavus Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant for 2015 for their study Hydrological Implications of Glacier Retreat on Andean Volcanoes. They will travel to Ecuador in June for a three-week field season at Volcán Chimborazo. Their […]