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April 12, 2019

Wang honored with Early Career Award

Submitted by Malorie Wagner

Jida Wang, Kansas State University geographer, was recently honored with an Early Career Award from the Remote Sensing Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers.

The American Association of Geographers is a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904. The Remote Sensing Specialty Group is a subgroup of scholars within the Association of American Geographers.

The mission of the Remote Sensing Specialty Group is to foster an understanding of remote sensing science. Emphasis is placed on developing a meaningful dialogue among geographers interested in understanding and applying remote sensing technology in research, instruction, public service and private enterprise.

Wang is an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences' geography department. His core areas of geographic research are in physical geography — particularly hydrosphere, human-nature interactions at large geographic scales, and geospatial analysis and application.

This award is a nationwide recognition of Wang's early career achievements. This includes high-quality publications in prestigious outlets such as Nature Geoscience and Water Resources Research, and synergistic activities in international collaborations, conferences, and peer reviews.