NSF International REU Site in Community GIS and Citizen Science

Belize and Orlando, FL

Organization: National Science Foundation, University of Central Florida, University of Belize, Georgia State University, The Hopkins Belize Village Council, and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program

Contact: Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems at University of Central Florida.

Dr. Christy Visaggi, Co-Principal Investigator, Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director in Geosciences at Georgia State University.

Duties: The program offers fully funded summer research experiences for at least 8 undergraduate students in Belize for 5 weeks and Orlando for two weeks hosted at the University of Central Florida. The program is open to all currently enrolled U.S. undergraduate students. Students will work in one of two research directions with community partners and mentors:

Research Direction 1: Mapping disparities in flooding & disaster management

Research Direction 2: Mapping marine debris & mitigating impacts on coastal communities

Start and end dates: June 19-August 4, 2017

Salary/pay: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including a $3500 research stipend, a meal allowance, free shared housing in Belize and Orlando, up to $750 in travel support to/from the REU Site, up to $750 for post-REU conference travel, and 2 research methods books.

Link to more information: View the full requirements and apply.

Application deadline: Friday, February 17h @ 5 PM EST