Lockley A Go-to in Dinosaur Ridge Development Debate

March 14, 2017

For Decades Geology Emeritus Professor Martin Lockley has been studying the Dinosaur Ridge repository west of Denver, which is now facing encroachment from development. His team had recently discovered dinosaur "scrapes" at the ridge and at other sites in western Colorado, which he believed to be evidence of prehistoric foreplay...

Geography Faculty and 5 Fridges Farm Working to Help Save Bees

Sept. 27, 2016

Geography and Environmental Science Senior Instructor Amanda Weaver, Assistant Professor Kristy Briles, and Assistant Professor Anika Mosier are all doctors turned beekeepers: "Each has a different area of focus. Weaver is the experienced beekeeper and agricultural geographer." "Briles is a palynologist -- a scientist who studies pollen. Mosier is a...

CLAS Dean and Faculty Inspiring the Scientists of Tomorrow

Sept. 29, 2015

Third and fourth grade students at Prospect Valley Elementary in Wheatridge, CO got to learn science from CU Denver faculty over the course of last year as a part of the Girls STEM Club. The club was set up as collaboration with the Jefferson County (Jeffco) School by CU Denver...

CU Denver and GES Hosted the Colorado Geographic Bee

May 5, 2015

During spring break, William Jacob (Jake) Hofgard, a seventh grader from Louisville Middle School, took top honors at the 2015 Colorado state-level Geographic Bee held at the University of Colorado Denver. One hundred competitors in grades four through eight qualified for the state competition after winning contests in their schools...

Geography has success at Regional AAG Meeting

Feb. 25, 2015

Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) students attended a joint meeting of the Southwest and Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Divisions of the Association of American Geographers in Albuquerque, NM and did an exceptional job showing off their work. Undergraduate Student Poster Awards went to Issamar Pichardo and Jeannette Rodriguez (1st Place) for...

Geography students flying high

Dec. 16, 2014

On November 3, Geography students from Assistant Professor Christy Briles' Weather and Climate course (GEOG 3232) visited the wind tunnel at iFLY Denver, in Lone Tree, for a demonstration on the effects and power of Wind. The STEM educator, Sara, at iFLY provided a detailed explanation on the design and...

Geography Creates STEM Connections with Local Elementary

Dec. 16, 2014

Associate Professor and Director of the MS Environmental Sciences Program Frederick Chambers and Senior Instructor Amanda Weaver of Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) are now working on STEM initiatives with Prospect Valley Elementary, in Jefferson County. They initiated conversations with the school in early 2014, after a successful year of...

In Memoriam: Dr. John G. (Jack) Weihaupt, 1930-2014

Oct. 21, 2014

Dr. John G. (Jack) Weihaupt, came to the University of Colorado Denver in 1982 as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. After completing his term in that office, he worked in his home department (Geography and Environmental Sciences) as Professor of Geology until his retirement in 2007. Jack, a graduate of...

Geography and Environmental Science students contribute to conservation of Costa Rican forests

Feb. 18, 2014

During the fall semester of 2013, twelve students from Geography and the Master of Science in Environmental Science volunteered to process historical aerial photos of the forests in the south of Costa Rica. Under the direction of associate professor Rafael Moreno, students scanned, digitally enhanced and then geo-referenced photos from...