Michelle Chang, 2017 REU Alum, wins outstanding presentation award at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

Written by 2017 NSF REU Student Scholar, Michelle Chang: On the last day of Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), there was the closing award ceremony, which recognized 303 of 22,000 total presenters for their outstanding presentations. I am very honored to be recognized as one of those 303 presenters during the conference! Read more about Michelle Chang, 2017 REU Alum, wins outstanding presentation award at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)[…]

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![…]

Michelle Chang Participating in the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2018 Multicultural Program

Good news from Michelle Chang, REU 2017 Alumnus! “I am very excited to announce that I will be participating in the ASLO (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography) 2018 Multicultural Program! This program offers diverse and underrepresented students the amazing opportunity to learn about research and development in aquatic sciences. Through the support Read more about Michelle Chang Participating in the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2018 Multicultural Program[…]

A Successful Free Workshop to Educate Florida Teachers on GIS and Drones led by Citizen Science GIS

Written by Nicholas Altizer and Lain Graham On June 6, 2017, the University of Central Florida, including Citizen Science GIS and the UCF NSF CNH grant team, led a free teacher workshop to educate Florida middle school teachers on geospatial technologies and how they can be used in primary and secondary education. Led by Dr. Read more about A Successful Free Workshop to Educate Florida Teachers on GIS and Drones led by Citizen Science GIS[…]

Day in UCF Belize Study Abroad Program

Day 1 as told by Emily Clark, a freshman student in our Belize study abroad research experience: We began this trip with an early wake up call, lots of airport security lines, and crammed taxi cab rides. However when we arrived at Caye Caulker, the stresses associated with international travel flew away. The island is incredibly Read more about Day in UCF Belize Study Abroad Program[…]

It’s simple…enjoy the journey! Belize 5.0 Study Abroad Begins Tomorrow!

“I made up my mind not to care so much about the destination, and simply enjoy the journey.” ― David Archuleta, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance Five years ago it began.  Tomorrow it begins again at a new institution.  Participatory GIS in Belize 5.0.  I again have Read more about It’s simple…enjoy the journey! Belize 5.0 Study Abroad Begins Tomorrow![…]

The journey continues tomorrow…

  Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” This morning, I sit in my office excited about the possibilities of our research journey and for our potential for personal growth as a community of scholars.  Tomorrow, myself, Lain, Nick, and Christine are off to Belize for a six day trip to Read more about The journey continues tomorrow…[…]