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GIS to Offer Certificate

GIS CertificateBeginning this fall, UCF will offer a new Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This new GIS certificate will provide students with the interdisciplinary background in the geography and the technical skills in the application of GIS through a 4 course, 12 credit hour load. The certificate will not only enhance students’ ability to understand, […]

Back from Belize, Changed

Left to Right: Rhena South, Nicholas Altizer, Mandi Barringer, Betty Pierre, Deven Gray, Alexis Yohros, Briana Robinson, Emily Clarke, Taylor Hanus

A group photo of the UCF Belize Study Abroad Group at the Smithsonian Institute on Carrie Bow Caye learning more about the marine life and coral reef as well as some of the current research that is going on.“Back from Belize, Changed.” This is the shared sentiment of ten University of Central Florida students who traveled to Belize this summer as a part of the UCF Geographic Information Systems’ Belize study abroad experience from May 30 – June 10, 2016. UCF Citizen Science GIS is a collaborative, academic initiative that works in community-university […]

Fighting Inequality with GIS

YingruLigroupphotoRepresenting the UCF Department of Sociology is Yingru Li, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). With a family background deeply rooted in geography, it was no surprise that Dr. Li went to pursue her master’s degree in GIS and Ph.D. in Geography. “My father is a geologist,” explained Dr. Li. “When I was […]


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