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Save the Date: Citizen Science Day returns on April 13, 2019

SciStarter, the Citizen Science Association, and the Citizen Science Day Working Group are excited to announce Citizen Science Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019! The fourth annual Citizen Science Day celebrates and raises awareness about the amazing volunteers, projects, and scientific breakthroughs that are part of citizen science, encourages new people to get involved, and … Read more “Save the Date: Citizen Science Day returns on April 13, 2019”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Events, In the News, National Citizen Science Day, SciStarter News

SciStarter’s founder appointed to NAS committee on Citizen Science

Written by Adam Gabriele, Arizona State University. Originally published on ASUNow. There’s an exciting change under way in the scientific community. Citizens with an avid interest in science are getting the chance to contribute to real research through data collection and analysis in collaboration with professional scientists. These “citizen scientists” — tinkerers and enthusiasts of … Read more “SciStarter’s founder appointed to NAS committee on Citizen Science”

Categories: ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Citizen Science News, In the News, SciStarter News

Citizen Science Isn’t Just About Collecting Data

Nonscientists should take part in discussions about research priorities and more. This article, Citizen Science Isn’t Just About Collecting Data, originally appeared in Slate AUG. 15 2016 7:31 AM. The earthquake near Washington, D.C., five years ago in August 2011—the one that damaged the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral but had little other noticeable impact—caught … Read more “Citizen Science Isn’t Just About Collecting Data”

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Crowdsource Your Data Collection?

Here are some excerpts from a recent article about SciStarter, as originally published by Environmental BioPhyics, “a group of scientists passionate about measuring the environment.” Measuring and Modeling the Environment Crowdsource Your Data Collection? by Colin Campbell on June 30, 2016 What can you do when you need data from all over the world in … Read more “Crowdsource Your Data Collection?”

Categories: ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Citizen Science News, In the News

SciStarter founder and Professor at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society appointed to EPA Advisory Council.

SciStarter founder and Professor at School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU , appointed to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Advisory Council . Darlene Cavalier has been invited to serve as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. The council provides independent advice to the … Read more “SciStarter founder and Professor at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society appointed to EPA Advisory Council.”

Categories: Citizen Science News, In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer and SciStarter partner to inform and engage millions of readers and local science leaders in citizen science

“Philadelphia Media Network is pleased to partner with SciStarter,” said Eric Ulken, vice president of digital content for Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. “Our daily mission is to inform the residents of the Philadelphia area with the most useful and relevant news in the region. Leveraging SciStarter’s extensive coverage on science innovations and citizen participation in those innovations will help us further engage our millions of users and large contingent of local science leaders.” … Read more

Categories: Citizen Science, In the News, SciStarter News

Project MERCCURI featured on NASA’s weekly update

What do Buzz Aldrin’s shoe, the Liberty Bell & sports arenas all have in common? Watch Space to Ground, your weekly update on what’s happening aboard the International Space Station. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFPm4G3jjwc   SciStarter’s Project MERCCURI, a research project to compare microbes on Earth and in space (presented by the Eisen Lab and UC Davis, SciStarter … Read more “Project MERCCURI featured on NASA’s weekly update”

Categories: Citizen Science, In the News

SciStarter among 18 winners of Knight Prototype Fund!

The Knight Foundation today announced the latest winners of its Knight Prototype Fund. Eighteen projects will receive $35,000 to help them bring their concepts closer to fruition and one of the 18 projects is ours: SciStarter ‘s project will connect data journalists and researchers with citizen scientists who are interested in helping them collect data about … Read more “SciStarter among 18 winners of Knight Prototype Fund!”

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