Citizen Science GIS NSF REU and RET Site
We are pleased to host a 2020 NSF REU and RET Site in Orlando and Belize focused on community geography, geographic information systems, and citizen science to explore and understand issues related to flooding and waste/marine debris. The priority application deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 5 pm EST.
U.S. undergraduates and K-12 teachers 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 and Teachers Site is funded by National Science Foundation Award #1560015. Our international REU and RET 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 8 outstanding undergraduate students and at least 2 K-12 teachers from across the country in summer 2020 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. We prepare K-12 teachers to incorportate these approaches and technologies into their K-12 classrooms to inspire science's next generation.