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Divine Mercy Catholic Academy – Our Last...

Written by Undergraduate Sara Peluso (Environmental Major) Our final Maps, Apps and Drones Tour stop for the 2017-2018 school years was a special day for us! On May 10th our team traveled to Divine Mercy Catholic Academy in Merritt Island to unveil our augmented reality...

May 12, 2018
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Engineering Night at Milwee Middle School- A...

Written by Undergraduates Patricia Bencivenga (Sociology Major), Sara Peluso (Environmental Major), and Amber Rutstein (Environmental Major) On April 26th, the Citizen Science GIS team took the Maps, Apps and Drones Tour to Milwee Middle School for Engineering Night. This tour stop was special because we...

May 11, 2018
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Renaissance Charter at Goldenrod Journey with Drones...

Written by Undergraduate Carolynn Turneur (Biology major) and PhD Student Lain Graham (Sociology major) The Citizen Science GIS Team took the maps, apps, and drones tour to Renaissance Charter at Goldenrod on May 4th.  We spent the beginning of our summer break from UCF with...

May 7, 2018
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2017 NSF REU Students present at the...

Written by 2017 NSF REU field site in Belize scholars, Brenner Burkholder, Chinonso Uzowihe, Kate Brandt and Julia Jeanty. Mid-April, the 2017 Citizen Science GIS student team traveled to New Orleans for the 2018 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. The conference was vast, spanning 3 different...

Apr 27, 2018
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Laureate Park Elementary’s Journey with Drones and...

Written by Undergraduate, Sara Peluso (Environmental Studies major), Carolynn Turneur (Biology Major) The Citizen Science GIS Team took the maps, apps, and drones tour to Laureate Park Elementary School on April 19th. We had the absolute pleasure of spending time with 40 students in the after-school program...

Apr 27, 2018
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Students Overcome Obstacles at UCF STEM Day

Written by Dr. Hannah Torres, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Sociology Department at UCF. What do pool noodles, hula hoops and duct tape all share in common? Answer: These were the key ingredients to create the Citizen Science GIS mini-drone obstacle course used during STEM...

Apr 18, 2018
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Sunshine State Homeschoolers Maps, Apps and Drones...

Written by UCF Sociology Undergraduate, Patricia Bencivenga The Maps, Apps and Drones Tour had a fantastic time meeting with the Sunshine State Homeschoolers on March 30th, 2018 at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont. There were over twenty students of different ages participating, which made our...

Apr 16, 2018
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Maps, Apps and Drones Tour Stop: Mount...

Written by UCF Sociology and GIS Ph.D. Student, Lain Graham and Undergraduate Environmental Sciences Major, Sara Peluso. Mount Dora Christian Academy's 4th and 5th grader's built a model coastal community, repurposing common materials like cardboard boxes, popsicle sticks, and straws. Ms. Laurel Steele's 5th-grade class thoughtfully constructed...

Apr 9, 2018
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Shingle Creek Elementary’s Journey with Drones and...

Written by Undergraduates Sara Peluso (Environmental Major), Carolynn Turneur (Biology Major),  Pahola Zamora (Anthropology Major) The Citizen Science GIS Team took the maps, apps, and drones tour to Shingle Creek Elementary on April 5th. Our time was spent with 12 awesome students in the school’s...

Apr 9, 2018
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2016 NSF REU Scholar, Ashley Letcher presented...

Ashley Letcher 2016 NSF REU student and M.S. student at Georiga State University writes, I presented research from the first year Belize REU at the 6th International Marine Debris Conference hosted by NOAA and UN Environment in San Diego, California. Over 54 countries were represented...

Apr 2, 2018
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