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This year, WyGISC will participate in UW’s Annual Giving Day for the first time as part of the 25th Anniversary of our start on campus. WyGISC’s campaign aims to support the students in our new interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Science & Technology (GIST) certificate and degree programs, as well as the Center’s engagement with its constituencies across the state.

Funds raised will support two objectives. First, UW student participation – in the form of membership dues support - in a new Wyoming chapter of the Women in GIS organization (https://womeningis.wildapricot.org/) to be hosted at WyGISC. Second, acquisition of an interactive, multi-user “touch table” workstation to support innovative, collaboration-based student research and stakeholder engagement in place-based decision support partner activities.

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ABOUT WYGISC

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We offer undergraduate, graduate, and certificates in Geospatial Information Science & Technology.

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WyGISC's topics of research vary based on the disciplinary specializations and technical expertise of the personnel.

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We maintain and build many applications using spatial data and technology.

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News & updates

WyGISC News and Events:

WyGISC faculty member and interim GIST director, Ramesh Sivanpillai, will be speaking in Cody, WY on Saturday, October, 2nd.

In the burgeoning manufacturing and economic hub of Coimbatore, development encroaches on wildlife corridors. Now elephants raid crop fields, resulting in infrastructure and economic losses,and in human and elephant deaths. From his work with stakeholders, Dr. Sivanpillai will discuss the measures available to protect investment and minimize casualties.

Hodza Promoted to Senior Research Scientist

Congratulations to WyGISC faculty member Dr. Paddington Hodza (PhD, West Virginia University, 2007) for his recent promotion to Senior Research Scientist. Dr. Hodza joined the University of Wyoming in 2013 as an Assistant Research Scientist and WyGISC Assistant Director. He was promoted to Associate Research Scientist and WyGISC Associate Director in 2016, a position he held until 2021. Dr. Hodza is a certified GIS Professional, licensed FAA Drone Pilot, past recipient of a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship and a Leadership Wyoming alumnus (Class of 2017). Dr. Hodza currently serves on the Board of Directors of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science. His current research interests include unmanned aerial systems, multimodal GIS education, positivity GIS, immersive geovisualization, and spatial data science. Once again, congratulations to Dr. Hodza on this significant achievement!

Shannon Albeke, WyGISC Senior Research Scientist, faculty member, and Co-author of "Body size and digestive system shape resource selection by ungulates: A cross-taxa test of the forage maturation hypothesis" is highlighted in the UW News article "UW-Led Research Finds Body Size, Digestive Systems Shape Ungulate Foraging" 

Research led by a University of Wyoming graduate student involving about 50 scientists from across the globe has provided new insights into the behavior of ungulates (hoofed animals) as it relates to forage conditions and water availability.

WyGISC's Di Yang received NASA EPSCoR Grant: "NASA SMD Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO): A Meta-Learning Framework for Characterizing and Accessing Training Data for GLOBE Observer Mosquito and Land Cover Protocols"

The goal of NASA EPSCoR is to provide seed funding that will enable jurisdictions to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self-sustaining, nationally-competitive capabilities in aerospace and aerospace-related research.

Yang will be using the grant to host a series of activities (hackathons) across Wyoming to explore and develop deep learning tools to segment, characterize, classify, and label components of land cover photographs from the GLOBE Observer (GO) land cover and mosquito habitat app.

WyGISC faculty member Di Yang's recent research is highlighted in the recent AGU spotlight "Mass Bird Die-Off Linked to Wildfires and Toxic Gases"

Using observations from crowdsourced science and weather location data, researchers concluded that wildfires caused a mass die-off of birds in the western and central United States in 2020.

UW's Sivanpillai Selected as Fellow of National Remote Sensing Organization

December 2020 - Ramesh Sivanpillai, a remote-sensing scientist with the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows Selected at UW

October 2020 - The Business Ethics Program at the University of Wyoming, supported by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI), recently named 15 UW employees as 2021 Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows.

UW Students Learn How to Operate Drones in New Online Course

October 2020 - The use of unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, by industry may be in its infancy, but there are many businesses already using the technology.

UW Trustees Approve Launch of Geospatial Information Science Degree Programs

June 2020 - The University of Wyoming will offer new degree and certificate programs to meet changing student demands and workforce needs, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

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WyGISC

University of Wyoming
Dept. 4008
1000. E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2532
Email: wygisc@uwyo.edu

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