‘Tis the Season! 12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science

Photo: John Ohab 12 Days of Christmas The holiday season is upon us! In the spirit of the season, we’ve put together another edition of our ever popular annual 12 Days of Christmas Newsletter. Cheers! The SciStarter Team On the 1st Day of Christmas, Treezilla gave to me: A measuring tape around a pear tree, … Read more “‘Tis the Season! 12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science”

Categories: Animals, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Gaming, Geology & Earth Sciences, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

6 Ways to Be a Citizen Scientist From the Comfort of Your Couch

Take a break from online shopping and sharpen that brain by contributing a few minutes to science. Below, our editors present six projects in need of your help. (And really, you know you’re going to abandon that online shopping cart, anyway!)   Visit the SciStarter Project Finder for 1100 more opportunities and join our community … Read more “6 Ways to Be a Citizen Scientist From the Comfort of Your Couch”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Newsletter

Putting Your Data to Work With myObservatory

Editor’s Note: myObservatory is a SciStarter advertiser but had no editorial input or control over this blog post. by Kristin Butler When I attended the Citizen Science Association’s first national conference in San Jose earlier this year, I noticed a recurring theme: while there has been an explosion in the collection of data by volunteers across the … Read more “Putting Your Data to Work With myObservatory”

Categories: Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Computers & Technology, Project Profile

Are You Up for an Innovation Challenge?

Guest post by Carrie Freeman In the new world of Big Data, we’ve learned how to acquire great data, but we’re still struggling with accessing it, understanding it, and putting it to work. That’s especially true with environmental data, where the urgency of problems facing people right now is driving efforts to turn raw digital … Read more “Are You Up for an Innovation Challenge?”

Categories: Citizen Science, Computers & Technology

Volunteers needed to test drive Cancer Research UK’s new analysis mechanic.

Calling volunteers! Cancer Research UK has a new project called The Trailblazer Project. The goal is to develop an app that improves how users analyze cancer pathology data. Volunteers to help test the prototype. The Cancer Research UK’s Citizen Science team is committed to finding innovative ways to accelerate research by crowdsourcing. Already, the team … Read more “Volunteers needed to test drive Cancer Research UK’s new analysis mechanic.”

Categories: Apps, Biology, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology

Citizen Scientists Like You Could Change How We Handle Iraq’s Humanitarian Crisis

By analyzing images taken during times of humanitarian crises, citizen scientists can help refine a tool for data analysis improve relief efforts. A guest post by Megan Passey and Jeremy Othenio. Edited by Arvind Suresh In August 2014, following the fall of Mosul in Iraq, the UN declared the situation a level 3 crisis, the … Read more “Citizen Scientists Like You Could Change How We Handle Iraq’s Humanitarian Crisis”

Categories: Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Guest Contributor

Playing It Safe Online: NOVA Cybersecurity Lab Trains You to Carefully Navigate the Web

With our ever-increasing connectivity and reliance on the internet, cybersecurity is a growing concern. Despite all the cautionary warnings about cyber safety, individuals, companies and government agencies still fall victim to attack. So what does it take to stay safe? NOVA, in partnership with computer scientists and cybersecurity experts, created the Cybersecurity Lab, a digital … Read more “Playing It Safe Online: NOVA Cybersecurity Lab Trains You to Carefully Navigate the Web”

Categories: Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Gaming

Using the Quake-Catcher Network Citizen Science Project to Meet Common Core and Next Generation Teaching Standards

Citizen Science in the Classroom: Quake-Catcher Network Quake-Catcher Network Citizen Science Project Meeting Common Core and Next Generation Teaching Standards Grades: K-12 Description: Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) is a citizen science project that uses internet and sensors (subsidized or free for K-12 classrooms) to connect schools and other entities to an earthquake monitoring network. It is hosted … Read more “Using the Quake-Catcher Network Citizen Science Project to Meet Common Core and Next Generation Teaching Standards”

Categories: Computers & Technology, Geology & Earth Sciences, Science Education Standards