Dr. Dahms conducts research at a field school in Switzerland in collaboration with the University of Zurich

Brian Swedberg, ISGC Scholar and UNI Geography undergraduate, practices soldering as part of the NASA-ISGC funded INSPIRE high-altitude balloon project that engages pre-service teachers in science and geography/social science

Plasma spark from the department's Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) machine which analyzes the elemental composition of soil and other materials

Dr. Petrov and UNI Geography students receive NSF funding to participate in the 7th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences in Iceland

Dr. Owusu's research is forthcoming in a book to be published by Lexington Press

UNI Geography graduate and undergraduate students presented their research at the 2012 AAG meeting in New York City

The Geographic Alliance of Iowa (GAI) hosts regular summer workshops for K-12 educators across the state including this July 2012 at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in the Okoboji area of northwest Iowa

Welcome!

Welcome to the Department of Geography at the University of Northern Iowa. If you are familiar with the discipline of Geography, you'll find a lot of useful information on our site. If you are new to Geography, then you might be surprised at what, and how much we do. Geography is the science of place and space. We use high-tech tools to discover and explain spatial patterns in the natural and human worlds. Geographers are active in the study of global warming, natural hazards, globalization, homeland security, rural and economic development, disease outbreaks, and much more. We still make maps, of course; but these days you aren't likely to see a geographer hunched over a drafting table. We use space-based technology and cutting-edge computer technology to create digital maps and interactive representations of the Earth and people.  If you need any additional information, please contact the department head, Dr. Patrick Pease.

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