We are pleased to host a 2019 NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize focused on drones and spatial storytelling! The priority application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 5 pm EST and can be completed in our Google Form application. U.S. undergraduates join us for a paid summer research experience that will change your entire perspective on what it means to be an international community scholar! The University of Central Florida’s Community GIS and Citizen Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site is funded by National Science Foundation Award #1560015. Our international REU Site is part of the UCF Department of Sociology and the UCF GIS Cluster Initiative at the second largest university in the United States. We are looking forward to hosting a group of at least 4-6 outstanding undergraduate students from across the country in summer 2019 in Belize and in Orlando, Florida. We emphasize engaged, community-based research while also preparing students for future academic and non-academic careers in GIS, geospatial technologies, geography, sociology, geosciences, education, community development, public health, and land use planning. Please note that this year's program will be smaller and will only focus on the drones and spatial storytelling track.
Application Instructions A complete 2019 application includes: 1) an application form through our Google Form application, 2) submission of a personal statement (limited to 3 double-spaced pages) and unofficial transcripts as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org, and 3) submission of 1 reference letter from a faculty, employer, or mentor to email@example.com. The reference letter should be sent directly by the writer of the letter, not the REU student applicant. Applications materials should be addressed to Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne (REU Principal Investigator). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Potential candidates may be contacted for a follow-up Skype interview within one month of the priority application deadline.