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…[…]

Applications Under Review

Dear University of Central Florida Community GIS and Citizen Science REU Applicants: Thank you again for your application to our National Science Foundation REU Site.  We are humbled by the overwhelming response to our summer research program.  Hundreds of students like you around the U.S. are passionate about community-based scholarship in international settings.  We are Read more about Applications Under Review[…]

UCF REU Site Priority Application Deadline is tomorrow at 5 pm EST!

Tomorrow is the big day. Our priority application deadline is at 5 pm EST. Take the next step in your academic career in the UCF REU in Orlando and Belize.  Check out this short video about our program where Dr. Hawthorne discusses what you can expect this summer!  Make sure your applications are complete before the Read more about UCF REU Site Priority Application Deadline is tomorrow at 5 pm EST![…]

Lain Graham, M.A., RPA, joins our NSF REU team as the Senior Research Coordinator

Our interdisciplinary teams continues to expand in preparation for an exciting summer of research!  Lain Graham joins us as the REU Senior Research Coordinator.  The Senior Research Coordinator has experience in community geography and GIS from her participation as a graduate student in the 2013 REU GIS Course, and from her nine year career as Read more about Lain Graham, M.A., RPA, joins our NSF REU team as the Senior Research Coordinator[…]

Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer Join Our REU Team as Program Assistant Coordinators!

The excitement continues to build!  Our team continues to grow in anticipation of an awesome summer of Community GIS and Citizen Science in Orlando and Belize.  We are pleased to announced Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer have agreed to join our team this summer as REU Program Assistant Coordinators! Christine Munisteri, REU Program Assistant Coordinator. Read more about Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer Join Our REU Team as Program Assistant Coordinators![…]