Update from Darlene Cavalier, the founder of SciStarter

Periodically, SciStarter will publish updates from Darlene. What do you think we should call these installments? After you vote, make sure you scroll down and read our latest “Darlene Update.” Loading… Good morning! We hope you and your communities can make use of these free resources designed to support new and seasoned participants. 1) Check … Read more “Update from Darlene Cavalier, the founder of SciStarter”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, SciStarter News

New Book Review Series

We have an exciting announcement! Beginning in October of this year, SciStarter is partnering with Dr. Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher’s research team to begin publishing monthly book reviews of books focusing on citizen science. Dr. Mehlenbacher’s team at the University of Waterloo includes both undergraduate and graduate students. Housed in the English Department, the team’s research focuses on, among … Read more “New Book Review Series”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, CitSci Research, Education, SciStarter News

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Team Member Spotlight: Jill Nugent

Want to get to know the people behind the curtain a little bit better? Tune in to our “team member spotlight” series! You’ll meet the people who make SciStarter work and learn what makes them tick. One thing we all have in common? A love for citizen science. This week, we’re featuring Jill Nugent. Jill … Read more “Team Member Spotlight: Jill Nugent”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, SciStarter News, Staff Spotlight

Interview with David Huang, creator of Help a Scientist!

Help a Scientist!, created by David Huang, is a web browser extension. Every time you open a new browser tab, you discover real citizen science projects from SciStarter that you can contribute to. We sat down with David to hear a little bit about what inspired him. David is a 17-year-old incoming freshman at the University … Read more “Interview with David Huang, creator of Help a Scientist!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Computers & Technology

How To Become a Citizen Scientist — A new YouTube playlist from SciStarter!

Thanks to the creativity of several scientists, we have a new playlist on You Tube featuring “How To” videos to help you learn about and get started in citizen science projects. Check it out! If you run a project, contact info@SciStarter.com to learn how to upload your How To video to this playlist.

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Discover real science projects you can contribute to in your browser’s new tab!

Featured on Product Hunt! Help a Scientist helps you discover real citizen science projects from SciStarter you can contribute to in your browser’s new tab! Discover ways to advance science in your new tab. Help a Scientist replaces the new tab of your browser with an opportunity to participate in a citizen science project. Each … Read more “Discover real science projects you can contribute to in your browser’s new tab!”

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Connected Learning Summit

On August 1, 2, and 3, MIT Media Lab and several other sponsors hosted the first iteration of the annual Connected Learning Summit. I attended this conference to support my SciStarter colleague, Lea Shell, who absolutely ROCKED her “ignite” talk at the close of the conference.  But as I attended each successive day of the … Read more “Connected Learning Summit”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Events, SciStarter News

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BSCS Report: Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education

Created in 1958 as the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) within the National Science Foundation, BSCS Science Learning is now an independent 501(c)(3) with over 60 years of research and educational training, focusing on science learning. Their mission is to transform science education “so that all students have an opportunity to learn science for their … Read more “BSCS Report: Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Education