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![…]

Esri Award for Citizen Science GIS

We at Citizen Science GIS are humbled and excited to announce that we are receiving international recognition from Esri with their 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award. This award recognizes our work with the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Hopkins Belize and the Open Reef Mapping Society work on the Read more about Esri Award for Citizen Science GIS[…]

Want to Understand Microplastics in Puerto Rico? Start in Belize.

Congratulations, Ashley Little! We are very proud of 2017 REU Scholar Ashley Little, now a graduate student in the M.S. in Geosciences program at Georgia State University (GSU).  Ashley was awarded a grant in the amount of $2500 by the Geological Society of America in support of her master’s thesis research at GSU with Dr. Read more about Want to Understand Microplastics in Puerto Rico? Start in Belize.[…]

Starting a GIS Career Before Graduation! Possible with Hard Work and Citizen Science GIS.

We are very proud of 2017 REU Scholar Amanda Ashby (a sociology major at University of Central Florida) for being hired (before graduation!!) as a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Planner at Inwood Consulting Engineers in Oviedo, FL!  Amanda is a soon to be graduate of University of Central Florida’s Department of Sociology where she Read more about Starting a GIS Career Before Graduation! Possible with Hard Work and Citizen Science GIS.[…]

Congratulations to Jasmine Perez: joining Esri in Redlands as intern this summer!

We are very proud to announce that Jasmine Perez (rightside of the photo) of University of Miami will be joining Esri this summer in Redlands, CA as an Intern in the Professional Services division on the Natural Resources Team. Jasmine is awesome and was an international community scholar in the 2016 #citizensciencegis National Science Foundation Read more about Congratulations to Jasmine Perez: joining Esri in Redlands as intern this summer![…]

Boston, Drones, Apps, and Our Giant Earth!

Reflections on the AAG Meeting 2017 in Boston by Nicholas Altizer, UCF Sociology graduate student. In early April, in an overcast and cold Boston several members from the Citizen Science GIS REU and Open Reef teams attended the American Association of Geographers annual meeting. The Hynes Convention Center was bustling with people when we arrived. Read more about Boston, Drones, Apps, and Our Giant Earth![…]

Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site Well-Represented at AAG 2017

As told by Lain Graham, REU Senior Research Coordinator. I was honored to present our citizen science GIS research at the 2017 American Association of Geographers Conference in Boston, Massachusetts last week. I presented a poster entitled, Citizen Science GIS in Practice: Community Based Research in Hopkins, Belize, featured in the Human Geography session as Read more about Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site Well-Represented at AAG 2017[…]