When we asked our longtime professor, Jeff Knopf, what he loves most about teaching in our MBA program, he said he enjoys how interacting with students of diverse backgrounds, learning styles and interests in GIS has taught him adaptability and made him a better educator. Let’s dive in to learn more about Jeff’s professional experience, […]
By Maura Sullivan Hill Kendis Scharenbroich M’00 can’t recall too many other female CEOs in her industry, but she’s more concerned about doing her job and the work she’s trained to do. Scharenbroich, a self described knowledge seeker and fact finder, has worked in geographic information systems (GIS) for 20 years, since she graduated from […]
With the acquisition of several new projects, Saint Mary’s GeoSpatial Services (GSS) is increasing invaluable student internship experiences while helping nationwide organizations make far-reaching ecological decisions. For example, in the largest single contract ever awarded to them ($1.7 million over four years), GSS will work with the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The project will keep GSS staff and up to 30 student interns busy for several years.
According to Mike Komp M’13, M’14 few people have ever heard of Armstrong Creek, Wis., pop. 409. Despite its lack of notoriety, growing up in that rural northern Wisconsin town instilled in Komp a love of land and a respect for agriculture. This passion drove Komp to earn a bachelor’s degree in natural resources. He […]
Adam Pfister C’06, M’10 can’t deny that speaking to the U.N. in early December was a career highlight. But Pfister’s career is full of highlights. As a solutions engineer on the nonprofit and global organizations team for Esri, he works closely with organizations who are solving global problems like the World Health Organization and Bill […]
As a geographer and cartographer, Caroline “Siffy” (Erickson) Torkildson M’10 not only creates maps of the world, she is also trekking around the world using maps. And her M.S. in Geographic Information Science from Saint Mary’s is helping her go places. Most recently she’s been accepted into the Society of Woman Geographers as part of […]
Students interested in geographic information science at Saint Mary’s don’t need a global positioning system to direct them to valuable, hands-on experiences in their field. For years, the university’s GeoSpatial Services has been providing professionally mentored field experiences to students. The organization—which provides natural resource assessment, geographic analysis, and high-tech digital mapping services—works with both […]
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has signed an $880,000 agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to help inventory wetlands in the state’s Northwest region. This is the largest single project awarded to the university’s GeoSpatial Services (GSS), a project center that integrates professional services and academic apprenticeships in the areas of natural resource […]