Citizen Science Association Conference

The SciStarter Team Reflects on the Citizen Science Association Conference

From March 13-17, the Citizen Science Association hosted their biennial conference, “Growing our Family Tree,” in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference was referred to as #CitSci2019 on social media. The SciStarter team came together to attend various events, give presentations, hatch new ideas with potential collaborators, and celebrate citizen science. Below are selected reflections and … Read more “The SciStarter Team Reflects on the Citizen Science Association Conference”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science Conference, Citizen Science Day, Citizen Science News, Events

Citizen Science Day

#CitSciDay2019: Global Community

Citizen Science Day 2019 (#CitSciDay2019) results prove that all of us can make huge contributions to research. Citizen Science Day is an annual celebration presented by SciStarter and the Citizen Science Association in an effort to connect people to real research in need of their help.  It taps the curiosity and observations of people to … Read more “#CitSciDay2019: Global Community”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Day

Alzheimer’s

Citizen scientists set new record for accelerating Alzheimer’s research

A team of researchers at the Human Computation Institute and Cornell University seek to understand what causes a 30% reduction of blood flow to the brain in Alzheimer’s patients. Preliminary findings from the Schaffer-Nishimura Biomedical Engineering Lab suggest that restoring blood flow to the brain could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and restore cognitive functioning. … Read more “Citizen scientists set new record for accelerating Alzheimer’s research”

Categories: Citizen Science Day

Celebrate Earth Day with Citizen Science

Earth Day is April 22, 2019 so take a moment to celebrate our environment and learn more about the biodiversity around us. The first Earth Day was in 1970, and was started to bring attention to environmental protection and preservation. We’ve selected a few projects related to environmental protection and a global event to participate … Read more “Celebrate Earth Day with Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science Day, Environment, Events, Featured Projects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water, Science Cheerleaders, SciFests

SciStarter Podcast

SciStarter Releases New Podcast Series: Citizen Science

Citizen Science is a podcast from SciStarter. This show spotlights the many different ways that individuals and communities are exploring and changing the world around them through public participation in science. Episodes feature conversations between project developers and volunteers, with subjects ranging from climate change to biodiversity to Alzheimer’s research to community science projects focused … Read more “SciStarter Releases New Podcast Series: Citizen Science”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Day, Project Profile

CitSciDay2019

Didn’t get to join the Megathon on #CitSciDay2019? You have until tomorrow at midnight!

Today is Citizen Science Day (#CitSciDay2019), and our featured event is the Stall Catchers #Megathon, an online game you can play from anywhere (with internet access) to help Cornell scientists better understand how stalled blood flow contributes to Alzheimer’s disease. We had our “catching hour” on Stall Catchers from 2 PM to 3 PM ET … Read more “Didn’t get to join the Megathon on #CitSciDay2019? You have until tomorrow at midnight!”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Day

Can you spare one hour tomorrow to help accelerate a year of Alzheimer’s research?

Tomorrow is Citizen Science Day (#CitSciDay2019) and there are many ways to celebrate. Add or find an event near you or access lots of free resources, including downloadable bookmarks, posters and more, on the Citizen Science Day page. The signature project this year is the Stall Catchers Megathon, an online game you can play from anywhere (with … Read more “Can you spare one hour tomorrow to help accelerate a year of Alzheimer’s research?”

Categories: Citizen Science Day

Go ahead. Try this at home.

There are so many ways to engage in Citizen Science Day on April 13. Participate in any SciStarter affiliate project to earn a personalized certificate. Start with the Stall Catchers Megathon, a gamified, online inter-generational game to accelerate research on Alzheimer’s! Join the virtual SciStarter Megathon team or organize or join an in-person Megathon meet-up. Find all you need on … Read more “Go ahead. Try this at home.”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Day, Events, Featured Projects, National Citizen Science Day, Science Cheerleaders, SciFests, SciStarter News

Citizen Science Day

Get Involved in a Global Effort on Citizen Science Day

Are you a citizen scientist? Do you manage a citizen science project? Why not celebrate Citizen Science Day on 13 April? On that Saturday, a global community of citizen science practitioners and supporters will be holding hundreds of events to raise awareness of the importance of engagement between science and society. If you are involved … Read more “Get Involved in a Global Effort on Citizen Science Day”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Day