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2019 GIS Day

Congratulations to three Georgia Southern students who won 2019 GIS Day Savannah Student Map Competition. Alejandro Herrera, a biology major and geography minor, won 1st place for his project on “Historical Analysis of Potential Temperature Influences on Sea Turtle Nesting in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.” Katelee Wheeler, a geography major, won 2nd place for her work on “Hurricane Shelter Suitability Analysis in Chatham County, Georgia”. Chiamaka Chimah, a master student in Applied Geography, won 3rd place for her research on “Examining Spatial Inequalities in Green Space Availability and Distribution”. GIS Day is celebrated internationally as part of National Geographic’s International Geography Week each year.

Biology Major making a bid for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

A biology senior, Rosemary Kramer took a year off at school to focus on her lifelong dream, a spot on the Olympic team. See the article in the Statesboro Herald here.

Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program

G & G Professor, Dr. Wei Tu, PhD has been chosen as a Fellow for the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program; Academic Year 2019-2020. This year’s program will be held on the University of Georgia Campus. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tu.

GBI Coastal Regional Crime Lab

August 12th marked the ribbon cutting for the new Georgia Bureau of Investigation Coastal Regional Crime Laboratory in Pooler, Georgia. The facility more than triples the states laboratory space and facilities in SE Georgia. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry celebrated the opening of the building with many of their alumni including Ross Butler, Tanja Holbeck Kopp, Natasha Sikes Chambless and many others from across the state. Read more about the laboratory here.

Dr. Amy Potter featured in The Guardian

Geology Professor & COUR Director, Dr. Amy Potter’s research was highlighted in The US Edition of the Guardian today. Check out the article here!