Renaissance Charter at Goldenrod Journey with Drones and GIS: A Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop

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 two amazing classes, one class consisting of students in the Read more about Renaissance Charter at Goldenrod Journey with Drones and GIS: A Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop[…]

2017 NSF REU Students present at the 2018 American Association of Geographers Conference in New Orleans

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 hotels, with 100s of sessions to attend and over 10,000 Read more about 2017 NSF REU Students present at the 2018 American Association of Geographers Conference in New Orleans[…]

Shingle Creek Elementary’s Journey with Drones and GIS: A Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop

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 National Honor’s Society! These students were the best of the Read more about Shingle Creek Elementary’s Journey with Drones and GIS: A Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop[…]

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.[…]

Citizen Science Takes Off at UCF Family Fun Day

Despite overcast weather on Sunday November 12, the UCF Arboretum Park drew in over 150 people of all ages for UCF’s annual Faculty & Family Fun Day event. Among the interactive, hands-on exhibits, the Citizen Science GIS team was there creating a buzz (quite literally) to engage and educate young people about the importance of Read more about Citizen Science Takes Off at UCF Family Fun Day[…]

Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS Day 2017 with Citizen Science GIS & Esri’s Education Manager, Dr. Joseph Kerski

Written by UCF Sociology and GIS Ph.D. Student, Lain Graham: GIS Day at UCF on November 14 and 15 gave us all the geotingles!! A term coined by the one and only, Dr. Joseph Kerski, Education Manager at Esri and keynote speaker at UCF’s 2017 GIS Day. We were delighted to have Dr. Kerski for Read more about Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS Day 2017 with Citizen Science GIS & Esri’s Education Manager, Dr. Joseph Kerski[…]

Michelle Chang presents at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABCRMS)

Written by Michelle Chang, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, and a 2017 NSF REU Student Scholar on the marine debris research track: It was an incredibly amazing experience for me to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABCRMS) in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference was a 4 day experience (November Read more about Michelle Chang presents at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABCRMS)[…]

2017 Esri Oceans Forum, Reflections: Rachel Layko

Written by 2017 NSF REU, Marine Debris Student Scholar and William and Mary Junior, Rachel Layko. This past week I attended the ESRI Oceans Forum in Redlands, California. This was the first conference I’d ever attended and my first time to the ESRI Headquarters in Redlands, California. I co-presented with UCF Ph.D. student, Lain Graham, Read more about 2017 Esri Oceans Forum, Reflections: Rachel Layko[…]

2017 Esri Oceans Forum, Reflections: Kate Brandt

Written by 2017 NSF REU, Flooding and Disaster Management Student Scholar, Rutgers University Senior, Kate Brandt. One of my favorite aspects of research is having the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with others. Last week, I was able to do just that at the Esri Ocean Forum in Redlands, California along with other members Read more about 2017 Esri Oceans Forum, Reflections: Kate Brandt[…]

Reflections from Esri’s 2017 Oceans Forum

Written by UCF Sociology and GIS PhD student and NSF REU Senior Research Mentor, Lain Graham. Members of our Citizen Science GIS team traveled across the country to attend the 2017 Esri Oceans Forum in beautiful Redlands, California. It is always rewarding to attend a conference with researchers in your field, to present your ideas Read more about Reflections from Esri’s 2017 Oceans Forum[…]