Student Research Opportunities

Research Experience for Our Students

Independent Study, Summer Research, Thesis

Students and faculty carry out research and thesis work using Remote Sensing, GIS, and GPS techniques with the support of the GeoProcessing Lab.

Students are welcome to explore these technologies for their projects. Faculty and staff are also welcome to discuss with us the use of these technologies in their classes or applications.

Among some of the independent research done by students of multiple departments include:

  • GIS Mapping HIV in South Africa (Joanna Brown '09)
  • Evaluation of Wooly Adelgid infestation using AIMS-1 imagery.  Results were presented in the Howard Hughes Student Symposium, and in GIS day poster (Mellisa Joyce '08, Issabelle Castillo '09, Caitlin Dickinson '10, Samantha Farrell '10).
  • Use of vans in the city of Holyoke to provide comprehensive transportation as well as mobile social services to city residents (Hillary Meckel '07)
  • Mapping of invasive plant species (Erin Coates '08)
  • Crab census in the coastal marsh of South Carolina (Christine Raczka '08)