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 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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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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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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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...

Nov 7, 2017
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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...

Nov 7, 2017
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Making Space for Community-Engaged Scholarship Article Now...

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...

Oct 5, 2017
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New NSF Funding for Drones and Spatial...

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...

Oct 4, 2017
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UCF College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series...

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...

Oct 3, 2017
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Training Community-Based Research Scholars article now in...

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...

Oct 2, 2017
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