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[…]

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from UCF College of Sciences at https://sciences.ucf.edu/news/drone-research-hits-new-heights/ “Our imagery replaces outdated, low resolution imagery found in developing countries like Belize.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[…]

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[…]

Julia Jeanty, 2017 REU Alum, presents at National Association for Black Geoscientists Meeting

Written by Julia Jeanty, University of Florida undergraduate student. Hello! My name is Julia Jeanty and I am a 4th year Environmental Geosciences and Sustainability Studies major at the University of Florida. It was my great fortune to have attended the National Association for Black Geoscientists 36th Annual Technical Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this month Read more about Julia Jeanty, 2017 REU Alum, presents at National Association for Black Geoscientists Meeting[…]

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.[…]

Science and Society Meet in Hopkins Village, Belize: A Video of the 2017 NSF Fieldwork

We are very pleased to present “Science and Society Meet in Hopkins, Village Belize,” a short video (less than 3 minutes) capturing the collaboration between Hopkins Village and the 2017 Citizen Science GIS National Science Foundation REU team. Thanks to Lain Graham, University of Central Florida PhD Student and Senior Research Mentor of the REU Read more about Science and Society Meet in Hopkins Village, Belize: A Video of the 2017 NSF Fieldwork[…]

Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding

Open Reef, an initiative of Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida, is taking off with new funding from the United States National Science Foundation. We are thrilled to finally share that NSF has provided us with a new award to launch Open Reef as part of the Citizen Science GIS REU Site. With Read more about Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding[…]

International GIS Award from Esri to Citizen Science GIS

Citizen Science GIS is deeply humbled and excited to accept the 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award from Esri, the world’s leading GIS company.  We are one of four higher education initiative worldwide this year to be accept the award! “For us, receiving the 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award reflects the importance of connecting science Read more about International GIS Award from Esri to Citizen Science GIS[…]

REU Alum Saraneh Fitzgerald takes off with NASA Develop!

Congratulations Saraneh Fitzgerald, 2016 Citizen Science GIS #REU Alum for being accepted in the NASA Develop Program this summer! As Saraneh (pictured in the peach shirt) notes, “I am going to be a NASA Develop participant this summer at the National Center for Environmental Information located in Asheville, NC. My team and I will be Read more about REU Alum Saraneh Fitzgerald takes off with NASA Develop![…]