Maps, Apps and Drones for Citizen Science Day 2017: Free Registration!

Maps, Apps and Drones for Citizen Science Day 2017 Pre-register now at: https://goo.gl/forms/UzYt3ZPTdehbbEOb2 A Free STEM Education Event at UCF! Join us at the University of Central Florida on Wednesday, November 15, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a free STEM education event. Pre-register your class, organization, family, or just yourself for our 2017 Maps, Read more about Maps, Apps and Drones for Citizen Science Day 2017: Free Registration![…]

Free Mapping Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS: Introducting Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea!

Free Maps, Apps, and Drones for Good Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida October 11, 2017 — Orlando, Florida We are pleased to announce Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea Competition. The competition is open to all community and neighborhood organizations, non-profits, and K-12 schools interested in implementing a community mapping Read more about Free Mapping Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS: Introducting Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea![…]

Making Space for Community-Engaged Scholarship Article Now Available in The Professional Geographer

How can universities support faculty interested in community-based scholarship?  That’s what Dr. Jonnell Robinson of Syracuse University and our very own Dr. Timothy Hawthorne discuss in a new article in The Professional Geographer. “Making Space for Community Engaged Scholarship in Geography” in The Professional Geographer is online first at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00330124.2017.1366775. Be one of the first Read more about Making Space for Community-Engaged Scholarship Article Now Available in The Professional Geographer[…]

FREE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EVENT FOR SCHOOLS in Maps, Apps, and Drones Sign-Up Now Open: UCF On-Campus Event November 15.

Join us at University of Central Florida on Wednesday, November 15 from 11-2 to engage with Maps, Apps, and Drones as part of GIS Day 2017! Pre-register now at: https://goo.gl/forms/UzYt3ZPTdehbbEOb2 First come, first served due to space requirements. Target audience: 4th grade through 12th grade. Pre-register your class, organization, family or just yourself for our Read more about FREE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EVENT FOR SCHOOLS in Maps, Apps, and Drones Sign-Up Now Open: UCF On-Campus Event November 15.[…]

New NSF Funding for Drones and Spatial Storytelling to Citizen Science GIS and Open Reef

Check out the story of our new NSF supplement funding for the Citizen Science GIS REU Site to now include #OpenReef drones and spatial storytelling!  Check out the news article from UCF College of Sciences at https://sciences.ucf.edu/news/drone-research-hits-new-heights/ “Our imagery replaces outdated, low resolution imagery found in developing countries like Belize. It allows us to see an Read more about New NSF Funding for Drones and Spatial Storytelling to Citizen Science GIS and Open Reef[…]

UCF College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Hawthorne Wed Oct. 11

We invite you to attend the UCF College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series:Engaging Communities with Maps, Apps and Drones Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Timothy L. Hawthorne, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems in the UCF Department of Sociology and UCF College of Sciences GIS Cluster Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Read more about UCF College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Hawthorne Wed Oct. 11[…]

Sanford Middle Schoolers Reach New Heights with Citizen Science GIS’s Maps, Apps and Drones Lesson!

On Monday September 25, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria fresh in their minds, eighth-graders from Sanford Middle School had the chance to become drone pilots, learning how drones can be helpful in disaster planning, management, and recovery. After researchers from the University of Central Florida’s Citizen Science GIS and Open Reef Projects shared how Read more about Sanford Middle Schoolers Reach New Heights with Citizen Science GIS’s Maps, Apps and Drones Lesson![…]

Training Community-Based Research Scholars article now in Professional Geographer

Check out the latest article from our team: “Developing the Next Generation of Community-Based Scholars” by Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne (University of Central Florida) and Dr. Olga S. Jarrett (Georgia State University) Abstract: As we train the next generation of scholars, we should be cognizant that the academy is increasingly being asked to justify its Read more about Training Community-Based Research Scholars article now in Professional Geographer[…]

Locating Knights Pantry Donation Boxes at UCF

Citizen Sciences GIS Partners with Knights Helping Knights Pantry at University of Central Florida to Map Campus Donation Boxes to Support Post-Irma Efforts We are pleased to share an interactive web mapping application for locating all campus donation boxes at UCF to support donations to the UCF student-led Knights Helping Knights Pantry. Please share on Read more about Locating Knights Pantry Donation Boxes at UCF[…]

Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight. The Power of Youth in STEM Education.

Check out what happened when the youth of Hopkins Village Belize worked together to teach each other how to fly mini-drones at the Citizen Science GIS Youth Academy. This is what happens in STEM Education when youth are empowered to lead activities, while the adults take a step back.  We are thrilled to continue these Read more about Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight. The Power of Youth in STEM Education.[…]