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.
American elections are rooted in location, but politicians and political scientists largely determine the shape of legislative districts. A new course offered by Penn State’s Department of Geography brings the focus of the redistricting process back to the geographic basics.
Two Penn State researchers provided key leadership in the creation of a report to the National Science Foundation (NSF) on engineering research areas that need to be better developed to address climate change.
Antonia Hadjimichael, assistant professor of geosciences at Penn State, will discuss the research vision of the MultiSector Dynamics Community of Practice as well as planned activities and ways for researchers to interact with the community at a talk at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.
Mark Ortiz, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at Penn State, will discuss the work of young climate activists and the movements’ distinct visions of climate justice at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 in 112 Walker Building and via Zoom.