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Community GIS and Citizen Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The unifying theme of the UCF REU Site is the application of community geography and community-based GIS inquiry to understand social and environmental disparities in Belize. Working with diverse international partners, 24 students over 3 years will a) learn and apply geospatial STEM research techniques to individual research projects focused on marine debris and flooding/disaster management and b) co-lead GIS training and community-based fieldwork with Belizean residents/collaborators. Community geography is particularly useful for training students in international, community-based research as it provides opportunities to learn and apply geospatial STEM research skills, including GPS data collection, GIS analysis, qualitative data analysis, and geospatial database design.
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Application Deadline: 3/2/2018

Program Dates: 6/25/2018 - 8/10/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Central Florida (Lead)
Georgia State University
Smithsonian Institution

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Education
Environmental Sciences
Geography
International Studies
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Sociology
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields
Urban Planning & Design

Keywords:
Citizen Science
Geographic Visualization
Geography

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 12/9/2017
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