Citizen Science GIS

Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy Success

The Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy featuring a focus on maps, apps and drones training for Florida Teachers (5th-8th grades) was successfully hosted in UCF's Research Park on Feb. 2nd, 2019. The teacher workshop was part of the broader impacts of three National Science Foundation...

Feb 5, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Otronicon Highlights

Future pilots showing off their mini-drone skills. Virtual reality drone flights through the Indian River Lagoon. When the Citizen Science GIS team arrived at Otronicon last weekend, there was no shortage of eagerness and excitement for our Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour. Students and parents...

Jan 29, 2019
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GeoBus

Why Kids Matter in Public Scholarship…Pass it...

We are often asked why - as academic researchers - we are so focused on working with kids. The answer is simple. It is our responsibility to inspire science’s next generation. One positive learning moment shared between a young child and a college student or...

Jan 25, 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

Congratulations to Sara Peluso: Travel Award Winner.

Congratulations to Sara Peluso, one of our amazing undergraduate students at UCF. She has just been notified by the UCF Office of Undergraduate Research that she has been awarded a conference travel grant in the amount of $400 to support her team's presentation of NSF...

Nov 29, 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 GIS

Why Public Scholarship Matters More Now Than...

Please share with #citizensciencegis and #publicscholars Why do you do what you do? That’s a hard question, much harder than the question: what do you do? The question of why drives my work as a public scholar. On my academic journey - from a bright-eyed...

Oct 18, 2018
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Citizen Science

We’re Hiring an Interdisciplinary Post-Doc in Drones,...

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Opportunity in Drones, GIS, and Remote Sensing at University of Central Florida Priority Application Deadline: August 1, 2018 Start Date: Around September 1, 2018 Mentor: Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne, timothy.hawthorne@ucf.edu or 407.823.1030 The Citizen Science GIS research group in the University of Central...

Jul 11, 2018
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Citizen Science

The First Maps, Apps and Drones tour...

Written by UCF Sociology Ph.D. student, Lain Graham, and Undergraduate Anthropology major Pahola Zamora   [caption id="attachment_2508" align="aligncenter" width="604"] WALL-E  the robot in Mrs. Spain’s robot’s classroom listening to our presentation about maps, apps, and drones.[/caption] On Friday, February 2nd the maps, apps, and drones...

Feb 6, 2018
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