Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental & Spatial Analysis
IESA Announcements and Current Events
March 1, 2017
The University of North Georgia has earned a Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Dr. Allison Bailey led the student tree inventory project that assisted UNG in meeting the requirements for Tree Campus USA status.
January 18, 2017
IESA is proud to recognize Dr. Katayoun Mobasher and recent graduate Logan Moore as recipients of the UNG Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Engagement (FUSE) grant. Their funded research project involves the creation of a lithological map of the northwest Khoy region in Iran. Learn more about their project and the other FUSE grant recipients.
January 12, 2017
IESA is proud to announce its faculty members who have received 2017 Presidential Awards. Dr. Katayoun Mobasher was awarded the Presidential Semester Incentive Award for her project that focuses on innovative geoscience laboratory activities and field-based learning environments for students with orthopedic and sensory disabilities. Recipients of this award receive a full semester release from teaching and service, plus funding support of up to $12,000.
Dr. Sudhanshu Panda and Dr. Jeff Turk were awarded the Presidential Summer Incentive Award for their project that focuses on Lake Lanier watershed management decision support system development with geospatial technology. This award represents grants of up to $10,000 to support faculty in focused and meaningful research, scholarly and creative activities.
November 4, 2016
IESA director Dr. Jeff Turk received the Emerging Leaders Award at the 2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony on the Gainesville Campus. This award recognizes faculty who have assumed leadership roles within the last five years. These awardees exemplify UNG’s commitment to shared governance and effective leadership.
October 3-5, 2016
IESA is proud to be a sponsor of the Georgia Geospatial Conference in Athens, Georgia, where GIS professionals, government agencies, and industry leaders will attend training workshops, presentations and discussions regarding geospatial science and technology in Georgia. For more information about the conference, visit the Georgia Geospatial Conference website.
May 20, 2016
IESA is proud to announce an award from the Georgia Forestry Commission to complete a statewide tree canopy assessment. Under the direction of faculty, Dr. Allison Bailey and Mr. Chris Strother, the project will begin in July 2016. Three IESA students have been selected to work on the project, providing valuable real-world project experience: Andrew Hilliard, Jonathan Stewart, and Emily Hunt. Congratulations to all for receiving this award!
May 19, 2016
IESA students enrolled in Dr. Allison Bailey’s ENST 3040: Environmental Communication class in spring 2016 completed a Gainesville Campus tree inventory for a service learning project to complete standard five of the Tree Campus USA program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation. Their work will be submitted along with UNG’s application for recognition of official Tree Campus status joining 254 other colleges and universities across the country.
May 14, 2016
The Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental & Spatial Analysis (IESA) at the University of North Georgia (UNG) will be sponsoring the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival & Environmental Expo on May 14 in Gainesville, Georgia. The event, held in partnership with Brenau University and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, is a reflection of IESA's core mission to promote environmental education.
Mar. 22, 2016
Join us for an engaging talk from Chris Semerjian, GIS Specialist Supervisor at Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division and former UNG professor.
Friday, March 25th at noon in Gainesville Science building room 262.
Mar. 4, 2016
Join our GISC 3100 class for a presentation from IESA and UNG alum Carol Kraemer. Noon in room 262 of Science building on Gainesville campus.
Feb. 23, 2016
IESA is proud to announce the formal recognition of the UNG student chapter of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). Founding students were presented with a chapter plaque and start-up funds from the national and state organizations. IESA student Logan Moore was named inaugural chapter president. Joshua Hoynes was awarded the AIPG Georgia Section's Scholarship worth $500!
In other geology news, Joshua Botticher is one of two recipients of UNG's inaugural Student Start-Up FUSE program awards for his geologic research.
Much more to come on the geology front!