• Position: Research Associate
  • Department: Institute for Health and Business Insight
  • Phone: 810-355-6101
  • Email:​ or​
  • Areas of Expertise: Geographic Information Science, Data​ Visualization, Information Tech, Programing (Python and Arcpy)

Nicholas Rensel is a Student Research Associate at the Institute of Health and Business Insight. Nicholas began working for IHBI in February 2013. He has worked with several different projects utilizing software tools from various companies, such as ESRI, Python programming, and Tableau software.

Nicholas also demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities as he is involved in a few different organizations and other campus related jobs. He is currently Treasurer of the Geographic Information and Planning Society organization and plans to take over as President for Fall 2013. He joined a leadership organization during Spring 2013 known as Pi Kappa Phi (more info here: Also, he has been a Student Manager at The Fresh Food Company for Campus Dining since Fall 2012.

Nicholas is currently studying for his Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science with and Information Technology minor at Central Michigan University. Fall 2013 will be his fourth year at CMU and anticipates graduation in December 2014 and he wants to pursue a career related to Data analytics and/or Geographic Information Science. For more information, please contact Nicholas Rensel.​