Citizen Science GIS

Changing the way communities and scientists work together with maps, apps, and drones

Julia Jeanty, 2017 REU Alum, presents at National Association for Black Geoscientists Meeting

Written by Julia Jeanty, University of Florida undergraduate student. Hello! My name is Julia Jeanty and I am a 4th year Environmental Geosciences and Sustainability Studies major at the University of Florida. It was my great fortune to have attended the National Association for Black Geoscientists 36th Annual Technical Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this month Read more about Julia Jeanty, 2017 REU Alum, presents at National Association for Black Geoscientists Meeting[…]

Locating Knights Pantry Donation Boxes at UCF

Citizen Sciences GIS Partners with Knights Helping Knights Pantry at University of Central Florida to Map Campus Donation Boxes to Support Post-Irma Efforts We are pleased to share an interactive web mapping application for locating all campus donation boxes at UCF to support donations to the UCF student-led Knights Helping Knights Pantry. Please share on Read more about Locating Knights Pantry Donation Boxes at UCF[…]

Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight. The Power of Youth in STEM Education.

Check out what happened when the youth of Hopkins Village Belize worked together to teach each other how to fly mini-drones at the Citizen Science GIS Youth Academy. This is what happens in STEM Education when youth are empowered to lead activities, while the adults take a step back.  We are thrilled to continue these Read more about Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight. The Power of Youth in STEM Education.[…]

Science and Society Meet in Hopkins Village, Belize: A Video of the 2017 NSF Fieldwork

We are very pleased to present “Science and Society Meet in Hopkins, Village Belize,” a short video (less than 3 minutes) capturing the collaboration between Hopkins Village and the 2017 Citizen Science GIS National Science Foundation REU team. Thanks to Lain Graham, University of Central Florida PhD Student and Senior Research Mentor of the REU Read more about Science and Society Meet in Hopkins Village, Belize: A Video of the 2017 NSF Fieldwork[…]

Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding

Open Reef, an initiative of Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida, is taking off with new funding from the United States National Science Foundation. We are thrilled to finally share that NSF has provided us with a new award to launch Open Reef as part of the Citizen Science GIS REU Site. With Read more about Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding[…]

International GIS Award from Esri to Citizen Science GIS

Citizen Science GIS is deeply humbled and excited to accept the 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award from Esri, the world’s leading GIS company.  We are one of four higher education initiative worldwide this year to be accept the award! “For us, receiving the 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award reflects the importance of connecting science Read more about International GIS Award from Esri to Citizen Science GIS[…]

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[…]

REU Alum Saraneh Fitzgerald takes off with NASA Develop!

Congratulations Saraneh Fitzgerald, 2016 Citizen Science GIS #REU Alum for being accepted in the NASA Develop Program this summer! As Saraneh (pictured in the peach shirt) notes, “I am going to be a NASA Develop participant this summer at the National Center for Environmental Information located in Asheville, NC. My team and I will be Read more about REU Alum Saraneh Fitzgerald takes off with NASA Develop![…]

Esri Award for Citizen Science GIS

We at Citizen Science GIS are humbled and excited to announce that we are receiving international recognition from Esri with their 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award. This award recognizes our work with the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Hopkins Belize and the Open Reef Mapping Society work on the Read more about Esri Award for Citizen Science GIS[…]