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Winners Selected for 2021 Map Competition

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the 2021 University of Delaware Student Competition for Geospatial Data Visualization / Map Design, Loonibha Manandhar, for “Scenario-based Projected Population Exposure to Sea Level Rise, Wilmington City, Delaware, USA, 2100” and runner up, Anthony Chan, for “University of Delaware Shuttle Bus Potential Idle Time on a Random Day in Spring 2021”.

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National Climate Assessment

Three DSI faculty members have been selected to contribute to the Fifth National Climate Assessment. They are Jing Gao (left), A.R. Siders (center), and John Callahan (right), all of the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences.

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The University of Delaware faculty members contributing to the Fifth National Climate Assessment are Jing Gao (left), A.R. Siders (center), and John Callahan, all of the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, with additional affiliations and appointments in other units within the University. Photo illustration by Tammy Beeson.

Culturally Appropriate Food Shifts

A new paper by PhD candidate Dongyang Wei and DSI Resident Faculty member, Kyle Davis, identifies environmentally sustainable diets that take local preferences and cultures into account.

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Increased use of sorghum and other drought-tolerant cereal crops could provide better nutrition and more sustainable and resilient agriculture. Photo by iStock.

New Atomic Data Portal

DSI Faculty Council Member and DiCos Core Director, Rudi Eigenmann and UD Professor, Marianna Safronova, combine physics and computer science to develop their atomic portal that provides extraordinary information about atomic properties in user-friendly ways.

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University of Delaware Professors Marianna Safronova and Rudolf Eigenmann combine physics and computer science to develop their atomic portal. Photo illustration by Jeffrey C. Chase.

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