MAD-AAG is pleased to announce that the 2013 meeting will be held jointly with the Applied Geography Specialty Group of the AAG (http://applied.geog.kent.edu/). The joint conference is October 30 through November 1 at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland.
Michael Ratcliffe (US Census Bureau) is working with Dr. Jay Lee (Ohio State University) in organizing the conference. Registration information and links are provided on the Applied Geography Specialty Group website: http://applied.geog.kent.edu/. Additionally, you can contact Mr. Ratcliffe (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions and information.
Salisbury University, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is hosting a joint annual meeting for the Middle Atlantic Division of the AAG (MAD-AAG) and the Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS), on November 2 & 3. Please see the attached Call for Papers for details. Registration is online via the PGS website (http://www.thepgs.org/). We look forward to seeing you there!
The 2012 meeting of the Middle Atlantic Division of the Association of American Geographers is scheduled on November 2-3, 2011 in Salisbury, Maryland. The Department of Geography and Geosciences of Salisbury University is hosting the meeting. We are joining the Pennsylvania Geographical Society this year. The attached flyer has details of activities, submission deadlines, and registration procedures. Brent Zaprowski is managing the registrations for all participants, so MAD members will register the same way as PGS members, preferably on-line.
We have held joint meetings in the past, and members have enjoyed talking with geographers of other areas. I am looking forward to seeing geographers of the Keystone State as well as MAD friends. We will have the Geography Bowl of college teams from our region and will select the team members to represent MAD at the national AAG meeting next February in Los Angeles. I hope faculty will encourage students to submit papers, posters, and maps for the sessions and student competitions.
Friday luncheon keynote speaker is Gerald R. Webster, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, University of Wyoming. Gerry is a political geographer, and I expect he will talk about the election campaign. The Friday banquet is to be at the Ward Museum. The Ward brothers carved decoys for hunters and as decorative art from the 1920s- 1970s. The Ward Museum displays their work and other pieces in conjunction with its mission of education and interpretation of the watermen and their communities of the Eastern Shore. (See: http://www.wardmuseum.org.)
On Friday afternoon, November 2nd, 2:00 – 5:00pm, geographic educators plan a workshop for middle and high school teachers. Highlights include an example of an integrative unit for students around geography and social studies issues; working with GIS (geographic information systems) directly on-line with browser-based investigation of the spatial factors of a topic; seeing geography in the social studies curriculum as well as a STEM ingredient. It is an opportunity for networking with other teachers, of Delaware and Maryland, and for sharing sources and data for geographic lessons. For additional information about the workshop, contact Cathy Cooper: phone: 410-822-3451; e-mail: email@example.com.
I hope to see you in Salisbury November 2-3. Let me know if you have questions.
Geography Adds Perspective to Science and Social Studies
For Middle and High School Grades
(See attached announcement)
Here are some photos from the MAD-AAG annual meeting. The MAD-AAG Geographer of the Year award went to Mike Ratcliffe (center). In the photo are also Martha Geores (president of MAD-AAG) and Mark DeSocio (incoming president of MAD-AAG).
Please see the attachments below for updated information on our upcoming meeting!
Middle Atlantic Division of the Association of American Geographers
MAD Annual Meeting October 28 and 29, 2011
Lefrak Hall, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD 20742-8225
OCTOBER 28, 2011
Career Fair 9-12 (Room 1124 Lefrak) open to all students in the MAD are, and all professional geographers who will be present to talk to students about internships and jobs.
Light refreshments 12-1.
Presentation sessions – Posters and papers are welcome. Abstracts should be sent to Martha Geores (firstname.lastname@example.org) by OCTOBER 15.
There will be a poster contest for students, with prizes.
Dinner at a restaurant TBA
Speaker: AAG President Audrey Kobayashi, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
OCTOBER 29, 2011
9:30-12 Geography Bowl
Departments, please enter you team by contacting Mark de Socio at Salisbury University email@example.com
Register by October 1, 2011
Business meeting 12-12:30
Field Trips 12:30-3
The MAD Geography Bowl competition at the annual meeting determined the students who will represent MAD at the AAG meeting in April in Seattle. Go MAD !!!
Team members for the Geography Bowl at the AAG meeting in Seattle are:
Victoria Roman, George Washington University
Trevor Tisler, George Washington University
Chris Dube, University of Maryland-College Park
Colin Reisser, George Washington University
Gavin Caupp, Frostburg State University, alternate
Sean Adkins, Salisbury University
Wes Skeeter, Salisbury University
Bonnie Epstein, George Washington University, alternate
SAVE THE DATE
MAD 2011 ANNUAL MEETING
Friday, October 28, 2011
Location: University of Maryland – College Park
Details in due course.