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Welcome to Geography

The mission of UGA Geography is to advance understanding of social and natural processes in a complex and changing world.  As geographers, we are interested in where things happen, how people and places near and far are interconnected, and the impact of humans on the landscape and environment.  Our undergraduate and graduate programs cultivate geographical curiosity, critical thinking, and a rich array of methods for solving real-world problems.  We support instruction and research in climate studies, atmospheric sciences, landforms, biodiversity, geoarchaeology, environmental change, geographic information science, remote sensing, urban processes, dynamics of the global economy, food systems, and social movements, such as those for food, climate and racial justice.  As a community, we seek to understand how the world works and to contribute to the conditions for a more just and sustainable future.

 

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On April 20, 2022, the Department of Geography celebrated ten of its top performing undergraduate students for their academic excellence and involvement in the community during their undergraduate years. Congratulations to the following students on winning these departmental awards:
March 25, 2022 marks one year after the killer EF-4 tornado tore through Newnan, GA.
The Fort Stewart Fire Research Campaign was an integrative research effort that collected data on Fire Behavior, Fuels, and Smoke during a series of prescribed burns at Fort Stewart. Dr.

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Atmospheric Sciences Program

The University of Georgia's Atmospheric Sciences Program addresses the needs of students interested in studying meteorology or climate science.

Employment of atmospheric scientists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The best job prospects for atmospheric scientists will be in private industry.

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Marshall Shepherd

Center for Geospatial Research

A student-led University of Georgia team has gotten grant funding to design, build and launch two small satellites into space, but they’re aiming for something bigger.

The student team wants not only to launch UGA’s first small “cube satellite” in 2018 (with another to follow as soon as 2019) - they want to establish a continuing University of Georgia space program, said Caleb Adams of Powder Springs, a key leader of the undergraduate student team.

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