News and Events

Mon, 04/16/2018

Two Illinois Professional Science Master's Students in Geographic Information Science (GIS) took home honorable mention awards at the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) Map Design Competition.

  • Arthur Robinson Print Map Honorable Mention - Nattapon Jaroenchai, Internet Access in 2017 
  • David Woodward Digital Map Honorable Mention - Nurlan Khamzin, "Road to Russia 2018 World Cup"

Nattapon and Nurlan are finishing their first year as M.S. students in the Department of Geography and GIS, which hosts the GIS PSM program. The Department is a part of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nattapon and Nurlan are advised by Dr. Shakil Kashem.


Thu, 03/22/2018

Join Assistant Director Miranda Buss from 8:00 - 8:30 CST on Tuesday, April 17th for a Facebook Live Event. Miranda will answer questions about the Illinois PSM program, University of Illinois and more.

Feel free to submit your questions to or post them on our Facebook Event page.


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.