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[…]

Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS Day 2017 with Citizen Science GIS & Esri’s Education Manager, Dr. Joseph Kerski

Written by UCF Sociology and GIS Ph.D. Student, Lain Graham: GIS Day at UCF on November 14 and 15 gave us all the geotingles!! A term coined by the one and only, Dr. Joseph Kerski, Education Manager at Esri and keynote speaker at UCF’s 2017 GIS Day. We were delighted to have Dr. Kerski for Read more about Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS Day 2017 with Citizen Science GIS & Esri’s Education Manager, Dr. Joseph Kerski[…]

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[…]

Maps, Apps and Drones for Citizen Science Day 2017: Free Registration!

Maps, Apps and Drones for Citizen Science Day 2017 Pre-register now at: https://goo.gl/forms/UzYt3ZPTdehbbEOb2 A Free STEM Education Event at UCF! Join us at the University of Central Florida on Wednesday, November 15, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a free STEM education event. Pre-register your class, organization, family, or just yourself for our 2017 Maps, Read more about Maps, Apps and Drones for Citizen Science Day 2017: Free Registration![…]

Taking Flight at Eagle Creek Elementary through Citizen Science GIS Maps, Apps, and Drones

Citizen Science GIS Eagle Creek Event Team: GIS team Sociology and GIS M.A. Student, Nicholas Altizer, Pre-Med Undergraduate and Carolynn Turneur, led by Sociology and GIS Ph.D. Student, Lain Graham. Twenty-one, 5th grade students at Eagle Creek Elementary had the opportunity to learn about the power of GIS and drones on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 Read more about Taking Flight at Eagle Creek Elementary through Citizen Science GIS Maps, Apps, and Drones[…]

Free Mapping Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS: Introducting Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea!

Free Maps, Apps, and Drones for Good Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida October 11, 2017 — Orlando, Florida We are pleased to announce Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea Competition. The competition is open to all community and neighborhood organizations, non-profits, and K-12 schools interested in implementing a community mapping Read more about Free Mapping Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS: Introducting Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea![…]

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[…]