Departmental Technical Resources:
The Department of Geography houses two computer laboratories and various equipment to support a diversity of geographic research.
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Faculty members are available to discuss your academic and professional development as geographers, and we strongly encourage you to seek out their advice and expertise. Their office hours and e-mail addresses are posted opposite the elevator in Smith 408.
Amanda Hornby, Geography Librarian, is available to meet with you to discuss your research plans for course assignments, independent study, or thesis projects. She can help you navigate the world of information and ferret out those hard to find resources that can make the difference between a good and an excellent project. This applies to geospatial data as well as other information formats (books, peer reviewed articles, news sources, and many other forms of published information).
Student Techology Fee Computers:
These machines in Smith 411, the Geography Commons room, are reserved exclusively for student use, and are Internet and e-mail ready. However, the computers in the Geography Collaboratory (Smith 415) are available exclusively for use for specific Geography courses.
Geography Undergraduate Listserv:
This e-mail distribution list provides a daily flow of information about course changes, new courses, jobs, internships, campus and community events, etc. To subscribe, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and in the message area write subscribe geogu-l [your name]. Hard copies of informational handouts are in the racks under the windows in Smith 415.
Undergraduate Geography Association (UGA):
The department helps sponsor this alliance of undergraduate geographers dedicated to geographic education, career information, public service, and social events. Contact Geography Advisers for details on current and upcoming events.
Professional Geographers of Puget Sound:
This loose coalition of practicing geographers offers student memberships, and offers monthly forums, networking possibilities, field trips, etc. A great way to meet professional geographers. Membership forms are on the information racks under the windows in Smith 415.