National Geographic Selects Dr. Hawthorne as Florida State Steward!

National Geographic Selects State Steward from UCF Re-posted from UCF College of Sciences. Posted: May 17th, 2018 ˑ Filled under: Awards, COS News, Faculty News, News, Sociology, Top News, UCF News ˑ  Comments Closed UCF Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems Timothy Hawthorne, Ph.D., has been named The Florida Geography Steward by National Geographic. Hawthorne is the Founding Read more about National Geographic Selects Dr. Hawthorne as Florida State Steward![…]

Dr. Hawthorne Named Florida Geography Steward with National Geographic

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, founding director of Citizen Science GIS, has been named The Florida Geography Steward with National Geographic. Don’t worry, he’s not leaving his assistant professor role at UCF. This unique opportunity enhances our work at UCF and leverages partnership opportunities to support geographic education and research across Read more about Dr. Hawthorne Named Florida Geography Steward with National Geographic[…]

Dr. Hannah Torres elected chair of Applied Geography Specialty Group

Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Torres! She has been elected as the 2018-2019 Chair of the Applied Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers.  This is a fine national recognition of her work and leadership as an early career scholar! Congratulations to Hannah. We are pleased to have her be a part of Citizen Read more about Dr. Hannah Torres elected chair of Applied Geography Specialty Group[…]

Merritt Island: Space Day with Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour!

Friday, February 2 saw a very special event unfold at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy in Merritt Island: Space Day! Several educators from around Florida engaged over 90 students from 4th through 8th grade through hands-on participatory learning exercises. Several members of the Citizen Science GIS team were in attendance at the event running the exciting Read more about Merritt Island: Space Day with Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour![…]

Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef Drone Training Manual

Opening Up Our Science: Citizen Science GIS, a 2017 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awardee, is committed to science that serves society. We believe in open data, sharing, community-based research and education to benefit the public good and community-based organizations. We are often asked about our Open Reef Belize initiative to drone map the vulnerable Read more about Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef Drone Training Manual[…]

Spying on People or Supporting Science? We Choose Supporting Science to Connect with Youth through Drones!

– – Written by Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer Regardless of where you are in the world, kids love drones. They’re excited and curious about these flying machines that are (according to the kids) used to “spy on people,” “chase bad guys,” and “deliver packages.” For our work at Citizen Science GIS, we don’t use Read more about Spying on People or Supporting Science? We Choose Supporting Science to Connect with Youth through Drones![…]

UCF Students: Research Internship Apps Due February 5: Work with Citizen Science GIS at UCF

UCF Students! Want to be part of an international award winning research team at UCF? Better yet, while getting paid and/or earning academic credit? Now is your chance to intern with us to help share our story. The story of Citizen Science GIS. The story of people coming together through maps, apps, and drones to Read more about UCF Students: Research Internship Apps Due February 5: Work with Citizen Science GIS at UCF[…]

Year 3 of the Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize now accepting applications. Priority application deadline is March 2.

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host the third year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” Our program, recognized with a 2017 Esri Special Achievement Award, offers fully funded summer research experiences Read more about Year 3 of the Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize now accepting applications. Priority application deadline is March 2.[…]

Open Reef Returns to Belize, offers drone training, and is featured on Belize national morning show

January 18, 2018 Written by Nick Altizer, UCF Sociology Graduate Student Last week the Citizen Science GIS Open Reef team set sail for another round of drone mapping in the Belize Barrier Reef. Our presence and work were quickly picked up by Open Your Eyes, a national TV program based in Belize City. The showcase Read more about Open Reef Returns to Belize, offers drone training, and is featured on Belize national morning show[…]