#GEOWeek 2017 // Nov. 13—17


Kick-off Tailgate // 12:00PM - 1:15PM // The Oval outside Derby Hall

Come get some food, see what's going on during Geoweek this year, and talk to the department!

GeoGuessr //  5PM - 7PM // 1080 Derby Hall

Compete in a Geoguessr tournament with a team of 2-4 with a prize for the winning team! 


Resume Development Workshop for Undergrads //  11:15AM - 12:15PM // 1186 Derby Hall

The first step to landing that great internship or job is a good resume.  Join us as Career Services provides the basics to building a quality resume.

Preparing for Graduate School // 1:00PM - 2:00PM  // 1186 Derby Hall

Are you considering graduate work after you complete your undergrad major at OSU?   Learn the steps to prepare and important considerations for graduate school in this workshop provided by the Younkin Success Center.


GIS Day at the Research Commons  //  10AM—4PM

Workhops, lectures, and exhibits. GIS fair w/ professionals from industry, government, and academia
Location: Third Floor, 18th Avenue Library
Visit go.osu.edu/gisday to learn more.

Geography Bowl  // 5:00PM - 8:30PM // 1080 Derby Hall

Teams of 3-5 compete in a round robin tournament of Geography trivia to claim a scholarship prize for the team! A brief overview will start at 5:00 with all teams signed in ahead of time. 


  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $500
  • Third place: $250


Speaker Series: Karen O'Brien // 3:30PM - 5:00PM // 1080 Derby Hall

Is the 1.5°C Target Possible? Exploring the Dynamics of Deliberate Social Transformations
Join us in the atrium after the talk for a reception with the speaker.

Mapathon // 6:00PM - 8:00PM // 1080 Derby Hall

Join the U.S. Department of State and PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) as they begin to map undermapped areas in Africa! Using OpenStreetMap, you can help the fight against AIDS by mapping areas in need of relief. There is no prior knowledge of the software necessary! The event is open to all and you stay only as long as you'd like! Feel free to bring your laptop or pair up with someone. Contact scully.40@osu.edu if you have any questions. 


Geography Bowl Finals! // 5:00PM - 6:30 PM // 1080 Derby Hall
The grand finale of the Geography Bowl! Come support your favorite team!

CURA Speaker: Sarah Williams // 12:00PM - 1:00PM // Campus Reading Room (1120), Thompson Library


Events sponsored by the Department of Geography and the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis



What is GeoWeek?

Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP) encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it.