Geography Majors Chosen for Competition, Internships
by Sean Flynt
Senior Geography major Tyler Hooper has been chosen as the undergraduate member
of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)
World Geography Bowl team.
The team will compete against 11 other regional divisions at
the Annual Meeting of the AAG in Seattle, Wash., April 13.
Hooper earned his spot on the team as the leading scorer for
Team Alabama at the regional meeting in Birmingham in November, 2010.
Most of the other team members are graduate students.
Senior Geography majors Katie Campbell and Michelle Foreman are serving as
Interns for DEVELOP, a NASA Applied Sciences training and development
Students in the program work on Earth science research
projects, mentored by science advisors from NASA and partner agencies, and
extend research results to local communities. The projects are intended to
demonstrate to community leaders how NASA science measurements and predictions
can be utilized to address local policy issues.
The highly competitive program is housed at the University of Alabama at
Birmingham's Laboratory for Global Health Observation and is under the
direction of senior scientists from Huntsville's Marshall Spaceflight Center.