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2016 Student Scholars

We are pleased to introduce 2016 International Community Scholars for this year's UCF REU Site in Orlando and Belize.  These 8 incredibly talented students from around the U.S. will be a huge part of our ongoing research.  We also plan to promote their individual and...

Apr 26, 2016
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Overwhelming Demand for Community GIS and Citizen...

Over 360 Applications in Year 1!!!  Incredibly High Demand for Community GIS and Citizen Science Research Experiences... We would like to take this opportunity to thank an incredibly talented pool of students who took the time submitting their applications to the 2016 University of Central...

Apr 14, 2016
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“There’s always a story. It’s all stories,...

“There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.”  ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky Waves crashing into the shore. Roosters and birds singing their...

Apr 12, 2016
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The journey continues tomorrow…

  [caption id="attachment_265" align="alignright" width="300"] US students and Caye Caulker youth mapping debris in May 2015Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “[/caption] Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” This morning, I sit in my office excited about the possibilities of our research...

Apr 7, 2016
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Applications Under Review

Dear University of Central Florida Community GIS and Citizen Science REU Applicants: Thank you again for your application to our National Science Foundation REU Site.  We are humbled by the overwhelming response to our summer research program.  Hundreds of students like you around the U.S....

Mar 28, 2016
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UCF REU Site Priority Application Deadline is...

Tomorrow is the big day. Our priority application deadline is at 5 pm EST. Take the next step in your academic career in the UCF REU in Orlando and Belize.  Check out this short video about our program where Dr. Hawthorne discusses what you can expect...

Mar 24, 2016
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Lain Graham, M.A., RPA, joins our NSF...

[caption id="attachment_530" align="alignright" width="240"] Lain working at a Yucatan Burial Site in 2014[/caption] Our interdisciplinary teams continues to expand in preparation for an exciting summer of research!  Lain Graham joins us as the REU Senior Research Coordinator.  The Senior Research Coordinator has experience in community...

Mar 23, 2016
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Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer Join Our...

The excitement continues to build!  Our team continues to grow in anticipation of an awesome summer of Community GIS and Citizen Science in Orlando and Belize.  We are pleased to announced Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer have agreed to join our team this summer as...

Mar 23, 2016
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Find your passion with community-based research in...

Have an International Impact. Be Passionate for Change. Engage in Community-Focused Research. Hear from Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, the UCF REU Site PI, about what students can expect in our REU program.  Join us for the Summer 2016 Experience at UCF and in Belize.  Application instructions...

Mar 1, 2016
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Watch a Video of What to Expect...

Want to work in a beautiful, tropical environment to solve real world problems? Belize is a great stepping stone into international research. If you are up for some adventure along the way, go ahead and apply now to the UCF REU Site in Community GIS...

Feb 24, 2016
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