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Geography Researchers Funded By Foundation For Food And Agriculture Research Under Global Grand Challenge Initiative To Combat Agricultural Pests
Dr. Ritvik Sahajpal (Lead) and Dr. Cesar Izaurralde (Co-Lead) have been awarded a grant by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research under the Bill and Melinda Gates Global Grand Challenge Initiative to develop tools and technologies for broad-scale pest and disease surveillance of crop plants in low-income countries. Both are members of the NASA Harvest University of Maryland Hub, with existing projects contributing to the development of food security and sustainability practices from Earth observations.
In late-May, Meredith Brown (PhD student) completed the 2019 Johns Hopkins Teaching Institute offered by the John Hopkins Teaching Academy and held at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD.
A blog titled "My Pursuit to Understand Society through Science (and Vice-Versa)" was recently posted on Maryland Sea Grant's site by Daniel Teodoro, a student in the Department of Geographical Sciences adviced by Dr. Christina Prell.
The Department of Geographical Science's Master's programs in Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS) and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) held a combined poster symposium on Tuesday, May 14th in the LeFrak Hall seminar room. The symposium served as the final presentation for the Capstone class, which is the final class that Master's students complete before graduating.