2017 NSF REU Students present at the 2018 American Association of Geographers Conference in New Orleans

Written by 2017 NSF REU field site in Belize scholars, Brenner Burkholder, Chinonso Uzowihe, Kate Brandt and Julia Jeanty. Mid-April, the 2017 Citizen Science GIS student team traveled to New Orleans for the 2018 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. The conference was vast, spanning 3 different hotels, with 100s of sessions to attend and over 10,000 Read more about 2017 NSF REU Students present at the 2018 American Association of Geographers Conference in New Orleans[…]

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[…]

The First Maps, Apps and Drones tour stop of 2018, Mrs. Spain’s robotics class at Indian Trails Middle School

Written by UCF Sociology Ph.D. student, Lain Graham, and Undergraduate Anthropology major Pahola Zamora   On Friday, February 2nd the maps, apps, and drones tour made their first stop of 2018, to Mrs. Spain’s robotics class at Indian Trails Middle School! About 180, 6th-8th graders were put in the pilot seat in our hands-on drone Read more about The First Maps, Apps and Drones tour stop of 2018, Mrs. Spain’s robotics class at Indian Trails Middle School[…]

Merritt Island: Space Day with Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour!

Friday, February 2 saw a very special event unfold at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy in Merritt Island: Space Day! Several educators from around Florida engaged over 90 students from 4th through 8th grade through hands-on participatory learning exercises. Several members of the Citizen Science GIS team were in attendance at the event running the exciting Read more about Merritt Island: Space Day with Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour![…]

Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef Drone Training Manual

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 our Open Reef Belize initiative to drone map the vulnerable Read more about Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef Drone Training Manual[…]

UCF Students: Research Internship Apps Due February 5: Work with Citizen Science GIS at UCF

UCF Students! Want to be part of an international award winning research team at UCF? Better yet, while getting paid and/or earning academic credit? Now is your chance to intern with us to help share our story. The story of Citizen Science GIS. The story of people coming together through maps, apps, and drones to Read more about UCF Students: Research Internship Apps Due February 5: Work with Citizen Science GIS at UCF[…]

Year 3 of the Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize now accepting applications. Priority application deadline is March 2.

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 Esri Special Achievement Award, offers fully funded summer research experiences Read more about Year 3 of the Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize now accepting applications. Priority application deadline is March 2.[…]

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[…]

Sanford Middle Schoolers Reach New Heights with Citizen Science GIS’s Maps, Apps and Drones Lesson!

On Monday September 25, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria fresh in their minds, eighth-graders from Sanford Middle School had the chance to become drone pilots, learning how drones can be helpful in disaster planning, management, and recovery. After researchers from the University of Central Florida’s Citizen Science GIS and Open Reef Projects shared how Read more about Sanford Middle Schoolers Reach New Heights with Citizen Science GIS’s Maps, Apps and Drones Lesson![…]

Julia Jeanty, 2017 REU Alum, presents at National Association for Black Geoscientists Meeting

Written by Julia Jeanty, University of Florida undergraduate student. Hello! My name is Julia Jeanty and I am a 4th year Environmental Geosciences and Sustainability Studies major at the University of Florida. It was my great fortune to have attended the National Association for Black Geoscientists 36th Annual Technical Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this month Read more about Julia Jeanty, 2017 REU Alum, presents at National Association for Black Geoscientists Meeting[…]