NMU Geography Students Present Research

Tuesday 6, 2011

            MARQUETTE, Mich. — Four Northern Michigan University students presented their research in November at the annual meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers at DePaul University in Chicago. Hillary Tahtinen from Houghton won second place in the student poster competition with “Real Time Geodetic Early Warning System for Earthquakes,” which she completed with peers from the University of California, San Diego.

            Other NMU students and their presentation titles were: Michael Michalek from Stanton, “Evidence for an Early Holocene channel connecting the present day Tahquamenon and Manistique Rivers, eastern Upper Michigan, USA"; Samantha Hasek from Commerce Township,  “The Grass is Greener on Vaxjo’s Side,” which she presented with Susy Ziegler, head of the earth, environmental and geographical sciences department; and May 2011 graduate Adam Robarge from Alpena, “Cross-Country Skiing in the Natural Landscape: Developing Environmental Identities through Place Attachment.”  


Lucy Hough
Student Writer