2020 Update: More details will be revealed here in late January 2020 as we gear up for three more years of our NSF REU/RET Site. The pages (including below) will be updated then.
We are pleased to host a 2020 NSF REU and RET Site in Orlando and Belize focused on flooding and disaster management! The priority application deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 5 pm EST and can be completed at (link coming in January 2020). 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 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.
Application Instructions A complete 2020 application includes: 1) an application form through the link here coming in January 2020, 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/RET applicant. Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne and Dr. Hannah Torres. 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.