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Hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Geography Awareness Week Lightning Talks


Prepare to be inspired by students and faculty conducting research in geography and environmental science/studies and GIScience as they use the latest geospatial technologies, perform fieldwork in different regions of the world, and develop creative and innovative solutions to address global and local challenges.  

As part of the Department’s Geography Awareness Week 2021 festivities, we will be continuing our tradition of having a Lightning Research Talks Session. All are invited to participate and students are especially encouraged to present. The session will be held virtually. Participants will speak for no more than 5 minutes followed by 2 minutes of Q&A. Powerpoint slides may be used. Presenters will be able to share screen during the sessions and as result don’t need to send their presentations in advance.

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 10 am - Noon via Zoom


  • "Why Portland? Black Lives Matter and Oregon’s Historical Racialized Geographies" presented by Professor Ines Miyares
  • "Climate change impact on water pollution in NYC, summer 2021" presented by Professor Jingyu Wang
  • "Policy Legacies of Extreme Events: The Case of Hurricane Sandy" presented by Professor William Solecki
  • "Bottled water in NYC, an evidence-based social science project" presented by Professor Jochen Albrecht