Geography studies how physical, biological, and human processes shape the landscape in which we live and cause regions to differ from each other. Geography is everything!
Geographers try to:
To understand coupled human environmental systems in the face of land change
To deliver pertinent information on the vulnerability and resilience of these systems for decision making
Geography is a bridging, integrating, and synthesizing science. We combine our talents with scientists in other disciplines to make a difference as we improve people’s ability to prosper as the land changes. We also use geospatial technology (GIS, Remote Sensing, and GPS) to help solve real-world problems. For more on geospatial technology, click here. In the summer of 2015, we received a 3-year NSF ATE grant for $200,000 to provide professional development for high school teachers and to create a Geospatial Certificate program and career pipeline. For more, go to the GeoTech Consortium of Western New York home page.
Read how local inner city youth in Rochester are using geospatial technology to explore crime, vacant housing, busing schedule and more. They are GIS Scholars!