Skip to Main Content
Pathways to Science: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Search for a program . . . find your future.


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


Click Here to Learn More and Apply! 


Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
We are pleased to host a NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize focused on drones and spatial storytelling! U.S. undergraduates join us for a paid summer research experience that will change your entire perspective on what it means to be an international community scholar!

We emphasize engaged, community-based research while also preparing students for future academic and non-academic careers in GIS, geospatial technologies, geography, sociology, geosciences, education, community development, public health, and land use planning. Please note that this year's program will be smaller and will only focus on the drones and spatial storytelling track.

The research training program is the first of its kind for U.S. undergraduates given its explicit international focus on community geography/GIS and participatory methodologies. Student mastery of geospatial STEM research skills will be accomplished largely through students creating an open and freely available geospatial data infrastructure to address social and environmental disparities related to marine debris and flooding/disaster management in Belize. This objective will include the creation of an online, interactive geospatial data and mapping portal through ArcGIS Online.
study abroad program

Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
Note: Most programs maintain a similar program cycle (including similar application deadlines) year after year. Click here to understand dates and deadlines on PathwaysToScience.org.

Program Dates: 6/3/2019 - 7/18/2019

Participating Institution(s):
(Click an institution to see all programs it hosts)
University of Central Florida (Lead)
Georgia State University
Smithsonian Institution

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

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

Keywords:
Citizen Science
Coastal Ocean Sciences
Environmental Justice
Geographic Visualization
Geography
Remote Sensing

Learn More and Apply!

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


Page last updated 2/19/2019
Click here to submit updates to this program listing!

Create your own user feedback survey

PROGRAM ICONS


a flag denotes an institution that is the lead of an allianceInstitution that is the lead of an alliance

An exclamation point denotes a program with an upcoming deadlineUpcoming deadline

an airplane denotes a study abroad opportunityProgram includes a study abroad component

icon indicating a short-term opportunityDifferent from a program, an opportunity is generally short-term; they include paid workshops, travel funds, or professional development opportunities

icon indicating a nationwide programNationwide programs are not based at individual institutions

an airplane denotes a study abroad opportunityProgram Just Posted

a suitcase denotes portable fundingPortable Funding

a globe denotes funding for international studentsFunds International Students

a checkbox denotes a program recently updatedProgram recently updated