Citizen Science GIS

From REU Scholar to REU Staff to...

In 2013 I applied for the first Citizen Science GIS REU in Atlanta, intrigued by the program’s core philosophy of engaging with people to learn about aspects of their communities that might benefit from a little extra attention. I ended up spending the summer of...

Dec 14, 2018
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Esri

REU Student Reflections from Esri Oceans Forum

Our student blog series continues with NSF REU students Sara Peluso (UCF) and Lucas Farmer (Ohio Wesleyan University) reflecting on their experiences presenting and networking at the Esri Oceans Forum. Four students from the REU, Amber, Lucas, Patty and Sara, went to Redlands, California, to...

Dec 3, 2018
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NSF REU

Congratulations to Sara Peluso: Travel Award Winner.

Congratulations to Sara Peluso, one of our amazing undergraduate students at UCF. She has just been notified by the UCF Office of Undergraduate Research that she has been awarded a conference travel grant in the amount of $400 to support her team's presentation of NSF...

Nov 29, 2018
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NSF REU

Bringing People, Science, and Place Together in...

The third in our series of student blog posts from our research in Belize. This time we hear from Kate Brandt, now a PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill. Kate was one of our NSF REU Scholars in 2017, and a NSF REU staff member in...

Nov 26, 2018
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Esri

NSF REU Students at Esri Oceans Forum

Co-written by Amber Rutstein and Patricia Becinventa from UCF. Four of our 2018 Citizen Science GIS NSF REU students Patricia Bencivenga, Lucas Farmer, Sara Peluso, and Amber Rutstein all had the opportunity to present their summer work at the Esri Ocean Forum conference this past...

Nov 16, 2018
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Citizen Science

2017 NSF REU Students present at the...

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...

Apr 27, 2018
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Citizen Science

Year 3 of the Citizen Science GIS...

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...

Jan 19, 2018
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Citizen Science

Citizen Science Takes Off at UCF Family...

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)...

Dec 5, 2017
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Citizen Science

Michelle Chang presents at the 2017 Annual...

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...

Nov 21, 2017
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Citizen Science

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...

Nov 7, 2017
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