National Geographic Selects Dr. Hawthorne as Florida State Steward!

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 Florida Geography Steward by National Geographic. Hawthorne is the Founding Read more about National Geographic Selects Dr. Hawthorne as Florida State Steward![…]

Laureate Park Elementary’s Journey with Drones and GIS: A Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop

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 at Laureate Park Elementary in Lake Nona. Students had a chance Read more about Laureate Park Elementary’s Journey with Drones and GIS: A Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop[…]

Dr. Hawthorne Named Florida Geography Steward with National Geographic

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 leverages partnership opportunities to support geographic education and research across Read more about Dr. Hawthorne Named Florida Geography Steward with National Geographic[…]

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 Day at the University of Central Florida. STEM Day at Read more about Students Overcome Obstacles at UCF STEM Day[…]

Dr. Hannah Torres elected chair of Applied Geography Specialty Group

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 are pleased to have her be a part of Citizen Read more about Dr. Hannah Torres elected chair of Applied Geography Specialty Group[…]

Sunshine State Homeschoolers Maps, Apps and Drones Tour Stop

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 trip even more fun. It was heartwarming to see older Read more about Sunshine State Homeschoolers Maps, Apps and Drones Tour Stop[…]

Maps, Apps and Drones Tour Stop: Mount Dora Christian Academy

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 the town for our coastal mapping drone activity, students collected Read more about Maps, Apps and Drones Tour Stop: Mount Dora Christian Academy[…]

2016 NSF REU Scholar, Ashley Letcher presented at the 6th International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, CA

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 with over 700 participants to discuss the latest research and Read more about 2016 NSF REU Scholar, Ashley Letcher presented at the 6th International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, CA[…]

Winter Springs Elementary Journey with Drones and GIS: A Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop

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 students. Our main goal was to educate these enthusiastic youngsters Read more about Winter Springs Elementary Journey with Drones and GIS: A Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop[…]