Resources : Centers
The Center for Earth Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) is a computer-based research and instruction facility administered by the Department of Geography. The purpose of the Center is to apply state-of-the-art technology in image processing, remote sensing, geographic information systems, automated cartography and numerical modeling to problems with a spatial dimension.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Youth and Space (ISYS) supports research that deepens our knowledge base regarding the geographic spaces of children, families, and communities at scales from personal to local to global. The ISYS Center pursues its mission through international scholarship and theory development that are helping to define this field of study as well as local community research initiatives that provide real-time information to practitioners and policy-makers. The Center utilizes the talents and interests of researchers from throughout the College of Arts and Letters in order to engage with this subject area in ways that are both holistic and broadly relevant.
The International Population Center (IPC) was organized in 1985 to promote applied demographic research and to provide demographic technical assistance and consulting, focusing especially on population issues along the U.S.-Mexico Border, as well as elsewhere in the world. It is a "virtual" center drawing as needed upon the physical resources of the Department of Geography (especially CESAR) and upon faculty associates elsewhere in the University (especially in the departments of Economics, Sociology, and the Graduate School of Public Health).