SciStarter’s founder to speak about citizen science: NPR’s Weekend in Washington

NPR weekend in washington citizen science scistarter darlene cavalier

If you’re planning to attend NPR’s “Weekend in Washington” conference on November 2, let’s meet up!

SciStarter’s founder, Darlene Cavalier, will be speaking about the rise of citizen science (regular people doing real science).

From National Public Radio:

“NPR’s Weekend in Washington is our annual, multi-day convergence of award-winning journalists, innovative leaders from Member Stations and like-minded supporters from across the country. The gathering brings together people who believe passionately in the essential mission of public radio.

Join us and engage with leading NPR journalists as we pull back the curtain on the news and programming that shape the public media landscape. A highlight during the weekend will be an exclusive opportunity to visit NPR’s exciting new headquarters in the nation’s capital, a space designed to propel our public service mission for decades to come.”

Conference details:
November 1-3, 2013
The Willard InterContinental Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Session details:

The Rise of Citizen Science
November 2nd, 12-1pm

“Social media is changing the way scientists are carrying out their work. In fields as varied as bird ecology, astronomy and neurology, scientists are now able to rely on vast networks of non-professionals to gather data, test natural phenomena and raise money for their research through crowdsourcing. Moderated by Science Correspondent Joe Palca with SciStarter’s Founder, Darlene Cavalier and FasterCures’ CEO and President, Gregory C. Simon.”

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Lily Bui

Although she holds dual non-science bachelors’ degrees in International Studies and Spanish from the University of California Irvine, Lily has long harbored a proclivity for the sciences. A daughter of an engineer and an accountant who also happen to be a photographer and musician, respectively, Lily grew up on the nexus between science and art. Lily has worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; served a year in AmeriCorps in Montgomery County, Maryland; worked for a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter in California; and performed across the U.S. as a touring musician. She currently works with WGBH-TV Boston and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) in Cambridge. In her spare time, she thinks of cheesy science puns (mostly to entertain herself). // Tweets @dangerbui