This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Dear SciStarter Class of 2020: Congratulations! You should be proud of the many contributions to science you’ve made this year, despite facing enormous challenges. SciStarter members, fortified by the addition of nearly 18,000 freshmen this school year … Read more “To the SciStarter Class of 2020 (that’s you!)”
Learn more about Chasing Steve on SciStarter. When Leah Mallen and I headed to Alberta, Canada to film a documentary about aurora chasers who had discovered a new phenomenon in the night sky, we didn’t know what to expect. As Canadians, we knew that auroras were light displays caused by solar wind. We’d heard of … Read more “Chasing Steve: A Mystery in the Night Sky”
Excerpt from “She’s Getting Cheerleaders Into STEM,” by Joshua Eferighe for Oxy Media. April 21, 2020. Cavalier, 50, has become a leading national booster for the idea that the general public can and should be a part of the scientific process by collecting data for researchers around the world. It’s a fitting role for the … Read more “She’s Getting Cheerleaders Into STEM”
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In this YouTube video, three scientists join the Associate Editor of Discover Magazine and the Managing Editor of SciStarter to provide step-by-step instructions to help you join their research projects from home. Good for all ages. You can also find this video and the three featured projects at SciStarter.org/COVID-19 .
In this recording, three astronomers and the editor in chief of Astronomy Magazine provide step-by-step instructions to help you join their research projects from home. Good for all ages. Explore the video and featured projects at SciStarter.org/AstronomyMag.
The following are excerpts from ASU News: “ASU faculty shine at world’s largest science meeting,” by Joe Caspermeyer, Manager (natural sciences), Media Relations & Strategic Communications, ASU (firstname.lastname@example.org ). At the world’s largest general scientific meeting, Arizona State University researchers, faculty, staff and students gathered with colleagues to tackle some of society’s grand challenges as … Read more “ASU researchers, including SciStarter’s founder, shine at world’s largest science meeting”
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Next Sunday is the most exciting day of the year for owl-lovers all over the world: Superb Owl Sunday! This is the day when the ornithologically-inclined brave the elements to photograph owls, deploy owl nest boxes and/or, for some reason, stay indoors and watch football. No matter how you celebrate Superb Owl Sunday, the editors … Read more “Prepare for Superb Owl LIV Sunday!”
The documentary INVENTING TOMORROW follows several young scientists on their journey to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, with projects that tackle complex environmental issues affecting water, air, and soil quality. INVENTING TOMORROW Broadcast on July 29, 2019 You can catch this documentary tonight on POV … Read more “Behind the scenes of INVENTING TOMORROW with the WaterInsights™ Team”
SciStarter and Science Connected are partnering to produce a new blog platform: Citizen Science Connected. Citizen science is a way for regular people to do real research, and the Citizen Science Connected platform is a place to tell those stories. The fields that citizen science advances are diverse: ecology, astronomy, medicine, psychology, linguistics, genetics, engineering, … Read more “Citizen Science Connected”
Spring is one of nature’s greatest performances – a time of rebirth, renewed energy and dramatic transformations. For three consecutive nights, Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS, Nature: American Spring LIVE presents the change from winter to spring in real time from iconic locations across America. The series will include … Read more “Nature: American Spring LIVE, premieres April 29 on PBS. #citizenscience”