Woman drilling a hole in a small tree in the mountains

Introducing Rachel Isaacs

My love of travel and the environment led me to seek out opportunities to learn new skills and leverage these to travel around the world. This desire transitioned into a degree in Geography. In fact, I am one of the rare few who has received degrees in Geography throughout my...

arctic sea ice

NSF award will support Karimzadeh and team in fusing heterogeneous large earth data for sea ice mapping

Dr. Morteza Karimzadeh , assistant professor of Geography at CU Boulder and his collaborators at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and CU Denver’s Department of Computer Science were recently awarded a three-year $1.2M grant by the National Science Foundation 1 to support their project ‘ Harmonized Earth’...

Man in red parka standing in snow

Arctic Specialization

Interested in learning about the rapidly changing Arctic and its implications on ecosystems, climate, and the global economy? Polar scientist and CU Distinguished Professor Mark Serreze has just released a three-course specialization on Coursera that will walk you through all of this and more. As described by Serreze, “No matter...

Man and woman holding boxes of fruit behind a car with it's trunk open

Building classroom-community connections in the time of COVID-19

Teaching, and learning remotely during the pandemic is not easy—from dropped zoom calls and spotty internet, to feeling disconnected from classmates and course material. But this fall, one class managed to combat feelings of isolation and social distance through a community-based project on hunger. Funded by a Community Impact Grant...

Babs Buttenfield

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

I’ve been asked to reflect on my efforts to build a GIS curriculum here at CU-Boulder. When I arrived on campus in January 1996, there wasn’t an actual curriculum in place, just a single GIS class offered intermittently by part-time lecturers. One was Loey Knapp, a full-time employee at the...

Guofeng Cao

Guofeng Cao awarded NSF grant

Dec. 10, 2020

Professor Guofeng Cao Dr. Guofeng Cao received a $265,058 funding support from National Science Foundation for the project proposal " Deep Learning in Geospatial Uncertainty Modeling ''. With this support, Guofeng will develop new deep learning-based spatial statistical framework to address long-standing problems in geospatial analysis, including complex geospatial patterns,...

Guofeng Cao

Introducing Guofeng Cao

I am a geographic information scientist with broad training in geography, statistics, computer science and earth sciences. Prior to joining CU, I spent several years teaching in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University where I also served as the director of the Center for Geospatial Technology. I have...

Holly Barnard

Geography Department Selected as AGU Bridge Partner

Dec. 2, 2020

Holly Barnard Professor Holly Barnard was notified the Geography department has been selected to join the AGU Bridge Program as an AGU Bridge Partner. The AGU Bridge Program partners with academic institutions across the country to recruit and retain underrepresented students who are applying to geoscience graduate schools. This means...

Rachel Chai

Rachel Chai Wins Part-Time Instructor Award

Nov. 3, 2020

Rachel Chai has been selected as a recipient of a Fall 2020 Graduate Part Time Instructor Appreciation Award . The Geography department nominated her for this award in recognition of how she has risen to the challenges presented by teaching during the pandemic. Rachel is a PhD student of Geography...

Kate Carlson

Kate Carlson awarded scholarship by GIS in the Rockies

Oct. 9, 2020

Kate Carlson (2nd year MA grad student) was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by GIS in the Rockies, the Rocky Mountain West region's premier organization of geospatial professionals in agency and industry in the eight-state region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). The scholarship is highly competitive...