Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Opportunity in Drones, GIS, and Remote Sensing at University of Central Florida Priority Application Deadline: August 1, 2018 Start Date: Around September 1, 2018 Mentor: Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne, firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.823.1030 The Citizen Science GIS research group in the University of Central Florida Department of Sociology and the UCF College of Sciences Read more about We’re Hiring an Interdisciplinary Post-Doc in Drones, GIS, and Remote Sensing[…]
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 sandbox! The school hosted a Geospatial and Conservation Day, where our drone and sandbox were featured activities. The students cycled through the activities on the Geospatial and Conservation day agenda by grade level, so we had about 20 kids for each half hour cycle.
The drone activity was set in the auditorium, where two fabulous models were set up. The attention to detail on these models was absolutely fantastic, the students included a Dunkin Donuts, Target, a Chik- fil- a (with a menu!), skyscrapers, and even a laboratory in a tree house. The amount of work put into these models was truly appreciated. After Lain led our Maps, Apps and Drones presentation, the students broke off into equal sized groups to fly over the two models. Many of these students had flown drones before, and a few even owned their own. The students were asked about how the models would be affected after a disaster (such as a hurricane) was to strike, and students responded remarkably well with answers regarding how the buildings and the people in the communities would be affected.
In the social room, adjacent to the auditorium, Nick had set up our augmented reality sandbox for its first ever demonstration! As students entered the room they gathered around the sandbox as Nick and Sara built mountains and created bodies of water, then simulated a landslide to show how the box could be utilized for disaster management and urban planning.
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 had the pleasure of working with 200 students and their Read more about Engineering Night at Milwee Middle School- 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[…]
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[…]
Written by UCF Sociology Ph.D. student, Lain Graham, and Undergraduate Anthropology major Pahola Zamora On Friday, February 2nd the maps, apps, and drones tour made their first stop of 2018, to Mrs. Spain’s robotics class at Indian Trails Middle School! About 180, 6th-8th graders were put in the pilot seat in our hands-on drone Read more about The First Maps, Apps and Drones tour stop of 2018, Mrs. Spain’s robotics class at Indian Trails Middle School[…]
– – Written by Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer Regardless of where you are in the world, kids love drones. They’re excited and curious about these flying machines that are (according to the kids) used to “spy on people,” “chase bad guys,” and “deliver packages.” For our work at Citizen Science GIS, we don’t use Read more about Spying on People or Supporting Science? We Choose Supporting Science to Connect with Youth through Drones![…]
UCF Students! Want to be part of an international award winning research team at UCF? Better yet, while getting paid and/or earning academic credit? Now is your chance to intern with us to help share our story. The story of Citizen Science GIS. The story of people coming together through maps, apps, and drones to Read more about UCF Students: Research Internship Apps Due February 5: Work with Citizen Science GIS at UCF[…]
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.[…]
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[…]