Laurels by The Geography Students

  • 2021 College of Liberal Arts Best Master’s Thesis Award

Andrew Siwabessy (Geography M.A. student)
“Geologic Mapping of Terra Cimmeria, Mars, and Resultant Implications for the Martian Plate Tectonics Hypotheses”
(Thesis Chair: Christine M. Rodrigue)

  • Advancing to Ph.D. Programs

Anna Abramova
UC Berkeley (starting in Fall 2021)

Andrew Siwabessy
University of Western Ontario (starting in Fall 2021)

Aneika Perez
San Diego StateUniversity/UC Santa Barbara (starting in Fall 2021)

  • MA Alumni Ilianna Padilla Lands a New Job!

MA alum Ilianna Padilla just landed a new job as a Community Program Specialist with the City of Long Beach’s Health & Human Services Department responsible for overseeing Project Homekey Initiatives, starting Spring 2021. Congratulations!

  • Spring 2021 pilot of the Long Beach Community Internship Project

Two GEOG students have been accepted in the Spring 2021 pilot of the Long Beach Community Internship Project, a collaborative effort involving CSULB and Long Beach nonprofits. Ninety students applied for 39 positions across the University and two of our students submitted successful applications!
Nayely Sabas Herrera is working with City Fabrick
Cesar (Ahmed) Serna is working with Walk Long Beach
This project aims to increase the number of students who complete internships, especially students of color, those who are first in their families to go to college, and those who are Pell-eligible. The project guarantees students an internship placement with a Long Beach nonprofit, a $1,500 participation award, networking opportunities with city and community leaders, professional development training, and campus and community kick-off, and other events. 

  • Winners of the Student Showcase at the 2019 Southern California Association of Governments Regional Conference and General Assembly

Our congratulations go out to Kyle Chin, Gülben Kaplan, and Glen Shepherd, all representing Cohort 7 of our MSGISci program, for being the jury-selected winners of the Student Showcase at the 2019 Southern California Association of Governments Regional Conference and General Assembly.  

  • Second Place prize in the Pix4D research poster competition at the 2019 AAG annual meeting

Congratulations go out to Duncan MacIntosh for taking a Second Place prize in the Pix4D research poster competition at the 2019 AAG annual meeting.  We’re very happy that Duncan was able to attend this event and represent our department.  Click here to get a close-up look at Duncan’s poster.

  • 2019 Honorable Mention for MA/MS Program Excellence Award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Our own CSULB Geography Department received the 2019 Honorable Mention for MA/MS Program Excellence Award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG), runner-up to Western Michigan University. We were nominated by our Regional Division, the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, one of nine regional divisions in the AAG. Up to two programs from each division may be nominated.  Congratulations to our faculty and students in the MA and MSGISci programs!

  • Finalist ranking in the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) student showcase

The Geography Department and the CSULB Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) are pleased to congratulate graduate students Angelina Carballo and Alondra Garcia whose GIS presentations earned them finalist ranking in the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) student showcase. Carballo’s presentation titled “Visualizing Sustainable Transportation Choices” placed second in the completion and seeks to teach high school students about geographic information systems (GIS) and sustainable methods to commute to school.  Garcia’s presentation titled “The Role of GIS in Protecting Cultural Resources” focuses on the preservation of California’s archaeological sites as part of sustainable transportation planning.

  • Best Paper Award at the October 2018 ACPG conference

Our department is very proud to announce that two of our M.A. students, Katherine Georges and Katie Wade, each won a Best Paper Award at the October 2018 ACPG conference in Reno.  In addition, Katherine also won the Margaret Trussel Fieldwork Scholarship.  This is two years in a row that a CSULB graduate student has won both a Trussell Fieldwork Scholarship and the Tom McKnight & Joan Clemons Award for an Outstanding Paper (recall that Genie Bey won these same awards last year).  In total, nine students from the Geography program attended the conference, and excellent poster presentations were also given by students Christina DeCorse and Thyda Uy.

Thyda Uy and her poster at 2018 APCG

  • MULTIPLE AWARDS AT APCG 2017

Congratulations are in order for Genie Bey who made numerous walks up to the stage at the 2017 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) Awards Banquet in Chico, CA held on October 28th. She took home the President’s Award for an Outstanding Paper at the Master’s Level (!), the Margaret Trussell Scholarship ($1,000) to support her thesis research, a Women’s Network Travel Award, and an APCG Travel Grant. Long Beach Geography looked great at the banquet. Go Beach!!

  • Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation

Geography graduate student Genie Bey was recently selected as a Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. The Switzer Environemental Fellowhip is awarded to graduate and doctoral students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to helping the environment. Genie has been focused on developing solutions to environmental problems since her time as a undergraduate at the University of Utah and is currently working on completing her MA in Geography at CSULB where she is researching climate change adaptation strategies and studying how green infrastructure can play a role in resilience planning. You can read more about Genie’s work on her Switzer Fellow webpage here http://www.switzernetwork.org/user/4629.

 

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