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

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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NSF REU

NSF REU 2019 Application Details Jan 15

Our NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize is back in June 2019. We have a smaller program this summer focused only on the Open Reef drones and spatial storytelling track (due to limited funds). Program details and the application process will be revealed on...

Dec 28, 2018
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NSF eelgrass drone mapping

Welcome Dr. Bo Yang!

We’d like to introduce our newest Citizen Science GIS team member: Dr. Bo Yang. Bo is joining us from the University of Cincinnati and will serve as a post-doctoral scholar to support Citizen Science GIS and our new $1.3 million collaborative NSF grant for drones...

Oct 5, 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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Open Reef

Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef...

Opening Up Our Science: Citizen Science GIS, a 2017 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awardee, is committed to science that serves society. We believe in open data, sharing, community-based research and education to benefit the public good and community-based organizations. We are often asked about...

Feb 5, 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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Citizen Science

Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS...

Written by UCF Sociology and GIS Ph.D. Student, Lain Graham: GIS Day at UCF on November 14 and 15 gave us all the geotingles!! A term coined by the one and only, Dr. Joseph Kerski, Education Manager at Esri and keynote speaker at UCF’s 2017...

Nov 28, 2017
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Citizen Science

New NSF Funding for Drones and Spatial...

Check out the story of our new NSF supplement funding for the Citizen Science GIS REU Site to now include #OpenReef drones and spatial storytelling!  Check out the news article from UCF College of Sciences at https://sciences.ucf.edu/news/drone-research-hits-new-heights/ "Our imagery replaces outdated, low resolution imagery found in...

Oct 4, 2017
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Citizen Science

Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight....

Check out what happened when the youth of Hopkins Village Belize worked together to teach each other how to fly mini-drones at the Citizen Science GIS Youth Academy. This is what happens in STEM Education when youth are empowered to lead activities, while the adults...

Aug 28, 2017
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