GSCE Seminar

Laurent Ahiablame from the South Dakota State University Ag & Biosystems Engineering department will be speaking at 4:00 PM in Wecota Hall 100 on September 29, 2014 on "Scaling and spatial translation of Low Impact Development (LID) design". All are welcome to attend.

Event Date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014

GSCE Seminar

Dr. Meena Balgopal, Associate Professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University, will be speaking at 4:00 PM in Wecota Hall 100 on September 15, 2014 as part of the Fall 2014 Seminar Series "Observing Earth/Communicating Science". Dr. Balgopal's topic is "How non-scientists make meaning of science". All are welcome to attend.

Event Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014

International Workshop on Malaria Early Warning System Design

GSCE senior scientists Mike Wimberly, Geoff Henebry, and Gabriel Senay, along with collaborators from other SDSU departments and public health organizations in Ethiopia, held the EPIDEMIA co-design workshop at GSCE from July 7-11 2014. The purpose of this workshop was to create an initial software design for the EPIDEMIA computer system as part of a research project supported by the National Institutes of Health. The system will integrate environmental monitoring data from earth observing satellites with epidemiological surveillance data to provide a malaria early warning system for the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. The workshop included training sessions on satellite remote sensing, ecological forecasting, and malaria epidemiology as well as a software requirements analysis facilitated by Dr. Yi Liu from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Outcomes of the workshop included a prioritized list of software requirements and a software development plan that will guide the EPIDEMIA project over the next year.

Event Date: 
Monday, July 7, 2014 to Friday, July 11, 2014

Md.Shahriar Pervez, a Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Md. Shahriar Pervez, a Ph.D. candidate in the Geospatial Science and Engineering Ph.D. program will defend his dissertation entitled:


Assessing the Impacts of Climate and Land Use and Land Cover Change on Freshwater Availability: Applications in the Ganges And the Brahmaputra River Basins

on Friday June 20, 2014 at 11:00 in Wecota Hall 100.


For those interested in viewing the webcast, please point your browser about 10mins prior to the defense to this link:

Event Date: 
Friday, June 20, 2014

Award presented at Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day

The annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day at South Dakota State University was held on April 22nd in the Volstorff Ballroom on campus. Close to 100 students presented their work on diverse topics that ranged from art to science. Dr. Lara Prihodko, on behalf of the GIScCE,  presented an Oxford World Atlas to Jason Augspurger for his thoughtful, correct and incisive inclusion of geospatial data and analysis into his research project entitled, “The Influence of Water Level Fluctuations on Lake Productivity and Invertebrate Communities in Nebraska Sandhill Lakes”.  Jason is a student in Wildlife and Fisheries Science; his research advisors for the project were Mark Kaemingk and Dave Willis.  Congratulations Jason!

Event Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2013

GSE Seminar by Holtry Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

On 09APR2013 Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University and the Third Holtry Distinguished Lecturer, spoke on "High-Resolution Climate Projections: I know I need them, but which ones should I use?"

Live webcast:
Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013