The overall mission of the Department of Geography is to conduct theoretical and applied geographic research in a dynamic and responsive manner that educates and inspires students to become critical and committed citizens who contribute to solutions for our planet.
Shamayeta Bhattacharya, assistant professor of community engagement and leadership at Point Park University, will give the talk, “SHAKTHI: Studying Healthcare Accessibility among Kothi, Transgender and Hijra Individuals,” at the Department of Geography's fall 2023 Coffee Hour lecture series. Her talk will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, in 112 Walker Building on the University Park campus and via Zoom.
This summer, the Penn State Department of Geography put the finishing touches on the new GeoGraphics Lab, a multimedia cartography laboratory housed on the first floor of the Walker Building at University Park.
A team of Penn State researchers has received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to spearhead a new initiative to create novel monitoring systems for insect populations, many of which are experiencing dramatic changes across the globe due to changes in land use, pollution and climate change.