NSF REU & RET Site

Our NSF REU/RET Site Now Accepting Apps

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host the 5th year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.”...

Feb 27, 2020
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Maps, Apps and Drones Tour Visits Cornerstone...

We had an unbelievable event on February 6th at Cornerstone Charter Academy! Over 300 students from 3rd through 5th grade experienced multiple stations, where they began their journey to becoming extraordinary citizen scientists. The level of energy in the school gym felt electric. Multiple teachers and administration also...

Feb 25, 2020
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Innovation Montessori Ocoee Welcomes Back the Maps,...

The Maps, Apps, & Drone Tour team made their way back to Ocoee to visit Innovation Montessori after a previous visit late last year. However, this time was met with new team members and more activities. Team members introduced themselves covering their own personal uses...

Feb 5, 2020
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Citizen Science GIS

Indian River Lagoon expedition with new drone...

The beginning of 2020 for CitizenScienceGIS marks the start of many new adventures: The soon unveiling of our GeoBus, continuation of the Maps, Apps, & Drones tour, and another year of drone mapping along the US West Coast. This trip, on January 24th, to the...

Feb 3, 2020
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

2020 Starts Strong as the Maps, Apps,...

The Maps, Apps, & Drones tour visited Avalon Pinecrest engaging students with a variety of geographical activities. From drone piloting to cartography, students learned about the importance of geospatial technologies. Sprawled across the room was a giant map of Florida, a staple of the tour....

Jan 25, 2020
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Young Citizen Scientists Shine at Lyman High...

The Maps, Apps and Drones tour went to Lyman High School in Longwood and it turned out to be a genuinely maptastic success. Around 80 high school students participated in multiple activities, including a Parrot Mambo mini drone obstacle course, a sustainability app and a...

Jan 13, 2020
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Citizen Science GIS

2019: A Mappening Year of Gratitude

The same two words we used to describe 2018 summarize our feelings toward 2019: maptastic gratitude. Yep, you read that right! We have so much gratitude for all of the support and ideas generated by our maptastic community partners, citizen scientists, K-12 teachers, youth, donors,...

Dec 13, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Educators Unite at Our Fall 2019 Workshop...

Teachers from all over Central Florida came to UCF early Saturday, November 16th to learn about how the Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour and GeoBus operate in an interactive workshop. Throughout the course of the day, educators experience several activities that students around Central Florida...

Dec 6, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

The Maps, Apps & Drones Tour Concludes...

Student navigates the drone obstacle course with the Parrot Mambo The Maps, Apps, and Drones tour made its way through the hills of Clermont to UCF’s own Cooper Memorial Library to host the Sunshine State Homeschool Academy. Both new students and those returning from GIS...

Nov 26, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Maps, Apps, & Drones Tour Live at...

We had an awesome time at Jackson Heights Middle School on November 20th for their STEAM Night, which hosted nearly 450 students. We got the privilege of working alongside countless other UCF organizations dedicated to the growth of the next generation. Team member Ilan works...

Nov 25, 2019
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