We’re Hiring an Interdisciplinary Post-Doc in Drones, GIS, and Remote Sensing

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 Florida Department of Sociology and the UCF College of Sciences Read more about We’re Hiring an Interdisciplinary Post-Doc in Drones, GIS, and Remote Sensing[…]

Dr. Hawthorne Named Florida Geography Steward with National Geographic

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, founding director of Citizen Science GIS, has been named The Florida Geography Steward with National Geographic. Don’t worry, he’s not leaving his assistant professor role at UCF. This unique opportunity enhances our work at UCF and leverages partnership opportunities to support geographic education and research across Read more about Dr. Hawthorne Named Florida Geography Steward with National Geographic[…]

Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS Day 2017 with Citizen Science GIS & Esri’s Education Manager, Dr. Joseph Kerski

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 GIS Day. We were delighted to have Dr. Kerski for Read more about Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS Day 2017 with Citizen Science GIS & Esri’s Education Manager, Dr. Joseph Kerski[…]

Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight. The Power of Youth in STEM Education.

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 take a step back.  We are thrilled to continue these Read more about Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight. The Power of Youth in STEM Education.[…]

Science and Society Meet in Hopkins Village, Belize: A Video of the 2017 NSF Fieldwork

We are very pleased to present “Science and Society Meet in Hopkins, Village Belize,” a short video (less than 3 minutes) capturing the collaboration between Hopkins Village and the 2017 Citizen Science GIS National Science Foundation REU team. Thanks to Lain Graham, University of Central Florida PhD Student and Senior Research Mentor of the REU Read more about Science and Society Meet in Hopkins Village, Belize: A Video of the 2017 NSF Fieldwork[…]

Free GIS and Drones Teacher Workshop in Orlando June 6

  The Geospatial STEM Academy: An Interactive Workshop for Florida Teachers (5th-8th grades) With an Emphasis on Our Coasts & Community Engagement Tuesday June 6, 2017 @ University of Central Florida Maps, apps, and drones! Geospatial technologies (geographic information systems, mapping, GPS, location-based services on phones and tablets, and drones) are powerful tools for youth Read more about Free GIS and Drones Teacher Workshop in Orlando June 6[…]

Connecting Citizen Science, GIS, Community Partnerships, and Education: A Guest Blog by Dr. Joseph Kerski of Esri

We welcome you to the first in our new “Citizen Science, GIS, and Society” Guest Blog Series designed to share insights about the future of GIS in society from leaders in the field.  We are very pleased that our first guest blogger is the very talented Dr. Joseph Kerski​, Education Manager at Esri​.  Please share Read more about Connecting Citizen Science, GIS, Community Partnerships, and Education: A Guest Blog by Dr. Joseph Kerski of Esri[…]

A Summer of Citizen Science GIS in Hopkins, Belize and Orlando, FL

September 15, 2016 Post written by Lain Graham, UCF Sociology PhD Student On August 5th 2016, our Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site research team went LIVE with the presentation of our research and results to an in person audience as well as the Facebook world summarizing the summer of Citizen GIS in Orlando, FL (2 Read more about A Summer of Citizen Science GIS in Hopkins, Belize and Orlando, FL[…]