Several of our graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars and researchers traveled to the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Boston this early April 2017. We had a stronger showing than last year at San Francisco with 24 presentations and 3 posters, 29 organizes or chaired sessions. Jean-Claude Thill andWenwu Tang were also invited panelists. Our UNC-Charlotte team brought a lot of excellent research (see below for a wordcloud based on abstracts –credits to ClaudioOwusu).
Congratulations to Alexander Hohl who became the student representatives to both Spatial Analysis and Modeling and the CyberInfrastructure specialty groups. Michael Desjardins is the new webmaster of the Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group. Dr. Wenwu Tang has become the chair of the Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group and Eric Delmelle is a board member of the Spatial Analysis and Modeling Group.