News and Events

Thu, 11/16/2017

On November 16th, several Illinois PSM Students in Geographic Information Science participated in GIS Day 2017 co-hosted by the Department of Geography, Scholarly Commons, and The Webstore. Over twenty posters were presented by students from the Geography Department, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, School of Information Science and more. Posters and Web Maps were judged on their research or story communication and cartographic design quality.

Three Illinois PSM students took home honors; Nattapon "Nathan" Jaroenchai won the Cartographic Design Quality Award. 

Fikriyah Winata and Ruoxin co-created the web map that was runner-up for Best Dynamic Web Map, click here to see Fikriyah & Ruoxin's WebMap.






Nattapon "Nathan" Jaroenchai, Cartographic Design Quality Award

"Internet Access in 2017" view the web-map here!






Other Illinois PSM Students participating included:


Nurlan Khamzin

"Road to Russia 2018 - web map here








Kaixian Yang

"Influence of Human Activities on Algae Bloom in Harsha Lake, Ohio"







Guimin "August" Zhu

"2012 Annual Electricity Usage in Beijing"







Yatong "Yuki" Zhang

"Higher Education - Universities in China"

Also, see her web map entry - "China Pollution and Related Health Issues"






Tong Gong

"2016 U.S. Trade in Goods with Other Countries in G20"



Fri, 10/13/2017

On October 4th, Illinois PSM Students Presented their summer internship experiences during our annual Poster Showcase.

Thu, 08/10/2017

Our final student spotlight is Te-Yao “Dale” Lee, Geographic Information Science (GIS) student.

He graduated from National Cheng Kung University in his home country of Taiwan, with a degree in Urban Planning. Before beginning his graduate studies, Dale worked in both the GIS and Data Analysis fields and worked as an Urban Redevelopment Consultant in Taiwan. This summer Dale is working as a Customer Analytics Intern for Dow AgroSciences inside the University of Illinois Research Park. His main interest is in data mining, CyberGIS, Geo-modeling and business intelligence. Dale is advised by Dr. Shakil Kashem. 

Thu, 08/10/2017

Our midweek spotlight is Rachael Geiger, Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) student.

Rachael comes to the Illinois PSM program with a unique double major in Biology and English with a Religious Studies minor from Bradley University in Peoria. Rachael’s unique background led her into science communication, where she worked as a communications intern for the Long Lab at the Institute for Genomic Biology and as an editorial assistant for the Global Change Biology and GCB Bioenergy group during her first year of graduate study. This summer, Rachael is focusing more on the food industry by working for two different groups at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) in Decatur. Her first project is with the beverage team where she works solely on research and development while her second project with the PTL snack bar team combines R & D and regulatory policy. 

Thu, 08/10/2017

It is time to kick off our final week of 2nd-year student spotlights with Yujin Joung, Agricultural Production student with a focus in food animal production.

Yujin started her animal science journey here at the University of Illinois, where she earned her B.S. in Animal Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. While earning her undergraduate degree, Yujin went back to her home country of Korea to complete a few veterinary medicine related internships. During the school year, she worked in various labs across the Champaign-Urbana campus as well. Yujin’s main interest lies in veterinary medicine and she plans on applying to Vet School after completing her M.S. degree. This summer she is interning at A & E Animal Hospital here in Champaign. Best of luck to Yujin as she pursues a career as a DVM.