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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Don FriendDirector Dr. Donald A. Friend is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at Minnesota State University. His research and teaching interests focus on the interactions between people and our changing environment. At the Center, he uses Geographic Information Science methodologies to model, simulate and visualize solutions to environmental problems around the globe.

Contact Don at or 507-389-2617.

Namyong LeeResearch Director Dr. Namyong Lee is Professor of the Mathematics & Statistics at Minnesota State University. Namyong has experience with mathematical modeling and simulation in engineering problems as well as industrial projects. He is particularly interested in mathematical modeling of life phenomena including systems biology.

Contact Namyong at or 507-389-5096.