Citizen Science GIS

UCF drone team finishes eelgrass mapping with...

The first session of the fieldtrip series has been successfully carried out, which is a part of a new collaborative $1.3 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). supports Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF portion of the...

Jun 12, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Dr. Yang presents multi-spectral UAV mapping at...

Dr. Yang is presenting research of CitizenScienceGIS group at UCF research week UCF Research Week celebrates the research and creative projects of the entire UCF community. Representing Citizen Science GIS at UCF, Dr. Bo Yang presented "Multi-spectral drone mapping over Indian River Lagoon" to illustrate...

Apr 5, 2019
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Coastal Connections

Mosquito Lagoon Listening Session – A Different...

NEW SMYRNA BEACH. Public participation and community engagement have long been discussed as critical components for relevant and effective environmental management. When scientists and other resource managers listen, learn, and incorporate ideas from local people who are intimately connected to the places they manage, everyone...

Mar 8, 2019
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GeoBus

Why Kids Matter in Public Scholarship…Pass it...

We are often asked why - as academic researchers - we are so focused on working with kids. The answer is simple. It is our responsibility to inspire science’s next generation. One positive learning moment shared between a young child and a college student or...

Jan 25, 2019
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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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