Use of Drones to Map St. Lucia
Mark Puckett in Cuba
Geography Research in Ecuador
Use of Drones to Map St. Lucia
Mark Puckett in Cuba
Geography Research in Ecuador
Bianca Stewart - Rising Geography Major

Get to know undergraduate Geography major Bianca Stewart.  Bianca is a Southern Miss McNair Scholar with plans to enter graduate school and become an urban planner.  She is also in the USM Honors College.  Our Geography and Geology degree programs have attracted several Honors College members and McNair Scholars.  Check out Bianca and our geography and geology undergraduate degree opportunities.  Perhaps you may become a member of our next incoming class!

Geographers Study Effectiveness of Emergency Alert Systems

Drs. Bandana Kar and David Cochran, both associate professors of geography, are conducting important research in the most effective ways to communicate with people in the event of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane. “We’re focusing on identifying which technologies really worked and which don’t and if they all work which the local communities wanted to use,” Kar said. “The decision to act [leave their home] was based more on family and friends than on what the government agencies were telling them,” Cochran said.

The 4-year research project was funded by the Department of Homeland Security. For more information and an interview, click here.

Sustainable Development at Southern Miss

The Geography program at Southern Miss has recently introduced Sustainable Development as an emphasis within their Geography BS degree.  The focus is to combine elements of environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability.  The degree should be of interest to geographers seeking careers in human/cultural studies, regional specialization, and land use planning.  For more information please contact us at 601.266.4729.