NSF REU

Storytelling through Science

Science is about storytelling. To us, science is about bringing to light the fascinating stories, knowledge, and experiences of people from all walks of life who know their environments and places best. As an organization focused on people and geospatial technologies, we aim to share...

Jun 27, 2019
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UCF Study Abroad

UCF study abroad students map and explore...

Opening up one’s worldview. Exploring foreign landscapes. Interacting with new cultures. Engaging in research with communities. These are just some of the things that a group of eleven UCF students did this May with the UCF Participatory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) study abroad class in...

May 28, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Lain Graham rocking the past and future...

Check out this new feature on Lain Graham, one of our founding team members, a current PhD candidate in Sociology and GIS at UCF and a Solutions Engineer at Esri. She is an amazing rock star and going places in the geospatial technologies field. Original...

Mar 11, 2019
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NSF REU

NSF REU applications due March 15. Join...

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host our 2019 National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” Our program, recognized with a 2017 Esri Special Achievement...

Feb 13, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Video of Esri Oceans Plenary Keynote by...

We are pleased to share the 40 minute video of Dr. Hawthorne's recent Esri Oceans Plenary Address “The Power of People in Geospatial Technologies.” Take a journey to Belize and back as our founding director comments on the role of everyday, extraordinary people in geospatial...

Feb 13, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

From REU Scholar to REU Staff to...

In 2013 I applied for the first Citizen Science GIS REU in Atlanta, intrigued by the program’s core philosophy of engaging with people to learn about aspects of their communities that might benefit from a little extra attention. I ended up spending the summer of...

Dec 14, 2018
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NSF REU

Bringing People, Science, and Place Together in...

The third in our series of student blog posts from our research in Belize. This time we hear from Kate Brandt, now a PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill. Kate was one of our NSF REU Scholars in 2017, and a NSF REU staff member in...

Nov 26, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

Science’s Greatest Hope: Everyday, Extraordinary Citizens

Dear Friends of Citizen Science GIS, Yesterday, I had the honor of a lifetime. I was able to share our message of hope on the big stage at National Geographic as one of a handful of invited talks at the first National Geographic Education Summit....

Oct 30, 2018
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Citizen Science

Spying on People or Supporting Science? We...

- - Written by Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer Regardless of where you are in the world, kids love drones. They’re excited and curious about these flying machines that are (according to the kids) used to “spy on people,” “chase bad guys,” and “deliver packages.”...

Jan 31, 2018
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Citizen Science

Year 3 of the Citizen Science GIS...

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host the third year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” Our program, recognized with a 2017...

Jan 19, 2018
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