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[…]

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[…]

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[…]