Category: Citizen Science GIS

Amplify Knight Voices & Broaden Community Connections

We are pleased to introduce our newest funding initiative: Amplify Knight Voices & Broaden Community Connections: A New UCF Graduate Student Research Funding Program to Support Underrepresented Individuals and Groups. Program Contact: Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne, Associate Professor of GIS in the UCF Department of Sociology and College of Sciences GIS Cluster. Email: timothy.hawthorne@ucf.edu Overview: This new graduate …

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The Golden Rule to Engage the Masses: Listen to My GeoInspirations Podcast

In the continued spirit of communicating why we do what we do to connect science and society through our Citizen Science GIS at UCF work, I am pleased to be featured in this month’s GeoInspirations podcast series in Directions Magazine with my geo-friend: Dr. Joseph Kerski or Esri. In the podcast I share some advice …

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Dr. Hawthorne Wins UCF Reach for the Stars Award

I am honored and humbled to have been selected as a 2019 UCF Reach for the Stars Award Winner.  The award honors high research productivity for junior faculty. To me though, this award is a reflection of the collaborative work of our students, our post-docs, and our community partners in Citizen Science GIS. To me, …

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Esri Oceans Plenary Address “The Power of People in Geospatial Technologies”

I am pleased to share the 40 minute video of my recent Esri Oceans Plenary Address “The Power of People in Geospatial Technologies.” Take a journey to Belize and back as I comment on the role of everyday, extraordinary people in geospatial technology research. The talk examines how maps, apps and drones can be used …

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Ecology and Society paper now out from our NSF CNH grant

New paper now out from our NSF CNH work… Integrating sense of place into ecosystem restoration: a novel approach to achieve synergistic social-ecological impact Kelly M. Kibler 1, Geoffrey S. Cook 2, Lisa G. Chambers 2, Melinda Donnelly 3, Timothy L. Hawthorne 4, Fernando I. Rivera 4 and Linda Walters 2 1Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering and National Center for Integrated Coastal Research, University of Central Florida, 2Department …

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Everyday, Extraordinary People are Science’s Greatest Hope

On September 29, I had the honor of a lifetime. I was able to share our message of hope on the big stage at National Geographic as one of a handful of invited talks at the first National Geographic Education Summit. I focused on the innovative work of Citizen Science GIS and our community partners …

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