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National Geographic Selects Dr. Hawthorne as Florida...

National Geographic Selects State Steward from UCF Re-posted from UCF College of Sciences. Posted: May 17th, 2018 ˑ Filled under: Awards, COS News, Faculty News, News, Sociology, Top News, UCF News ˑ  Comments Closed UCF Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems Timothy Hawthorne, Ph.D., has been named The...

May 17, 2018
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Laureate Park Elementary’s Journey with Drones and...

Written by Undergraduate, Sara Peluso (Environmental Studies major), Carolynn Turneur (Biology Major) The Citizen Science GIS Team took the maps, apps, and drones tour to Laureate Park Elementary School on April 19th. We had the absolute pleasure of spending time with 40 students in the after-school program...

Apr 27, 2018
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Dr. Hawthorne Named Florida Geography Steward with...

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, founding director of Citizen Science GIS, has been named The Florida Geography Steward with National Geographic. Don’t worry, he’s not leaving his assistant professor role at UCF. This unique opportunity enhances our work at UCF and...

Apr 23, 2018
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Students Overcome Obstacles at UCF STEM Day

Written by Dr. Hannah Torres, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Sociology Department at UCF. What do pool noodles, hula hoops and duct tape all share in common? Answer: These were the key ingredients to create the Citizen Science GIS mini-drone obstacle course used during STEM...

Apr 18, 2018
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Dr. Hannah Torres elected chair of Applied...

Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Torres! She has been elected as the 2018-2019 Chair of the Applied Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers.  This is a fine national recognition of her work and leadership as an early career scholar! Congratulations to Hannah. We...

Apr 17, 2018
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Sunshine State Homeschoolers Maps, Apps and Drones...

Written by UCF Sociology Undergraduate, Patricia Bencivenga The Maps, Apps and Drones Tour had a fantastic time meeting with the Sunshine State Homeschoolers on March 30th, 2018 at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont. There were over twenty students of different ages participating, which made our...

Apr 16, 2018
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Maps, Apps and Drones Tour Stop: Mount...

Written by UCF Sociology and GIS Ph.D. Student, Lain Graham and Undergraduate Environmental Sciences Major, Sara Peluso. Mount Dora Christian Academy's 4th and 5th grader's built a model coastal community, repurposing common materials like cardboard boxes, popsicle sticks, and straws. Ms. Laurel Steele's 5th-grade class thoughtfully constructed...

Apr 9, 2018
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2016 NSF REU Scholar, Ashley Letcher presented...

Ashley Letcher 2016 NSF REU student and M.S. student at Georiga State University writes, I presented research from the first year Belize REU at the 6th International Marine Debris Conference hosted by NOAA and UN Environment in San Diego, California. Over 54 countries were represented...

Apr 2, 2018
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2018 UCF REU Site Selection Process Complete

Thank you, thank you, thank you. And please continue doing what you do. We have completed the selection process for our 2018 NSF REU Site program. For those of you not selected, we want to express how incredibly talented you are. The future of science...

Mar 27, 2018
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Winter Springs Elementary Journey with Drones and...

Written by Undergraduate Carolynn Turneur (Biology Major) & PhD student Lain Graham (Sociology and GIS) The Citizen Science GIS Team took the maps, apps, and drones tour to Winter Springs Elementary on March 13th. We spent time with five 5th grade classes totaling around 210...

Mar 26, 2018
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