Citizen Science Galore at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Booth #3523

SciStarter, Science Cheerleader, Astronomy Magazine, and Discover Magazine exhibit will kick off events in celebration of Citizen Science Day with Public TV’s The Crowd & The Cloud! Washington, DC – (February 15, 2016) – Celebrate Citizen Science at the USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) by doing fun activities that will contribute to meaningful research … Read more “Citizen Science Galore at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Booth #3523”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Events, National Citizen Science Day, Science Cheerleaders, SciFests, USA Science and Engineering Festival

SciStarter, Discover Magazine, Astronomy Magazine and the Science Cheerleaders at AAAS Family Science Days!

Saturday and Sunday February 13–14, 2016 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington, DC Register now: Free, hands-on science fun for the entire family. Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists, including these Science Cheerleaders! Megan, Computer Scientist, Redskins alumni Margaret, PhD Chemistry, Baltimore Blast … Read more “SciStarter, Discover Magazine, Astronomy Magazine and the Science Cheerleaders at AAAS Family Science Days!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, Science Cheerleaders

My 10-year citizen science journey.

Earlier this month, I had the immense honor  of sharing the stage with Bill Nye and some fascinating thought leaders in space exploration from academia and industry, thanks to the leaders at Arizona State University’s New Space. We talked about colonizing Mars, mining asteroids, women in STEM and more. Amid all the exciting, forward-looking discussions, bolstered … Read more “My 10-year citizen science journey.”

Categories: Citizen Science, Science Cheerleaders, Science Policy, SciStarter News

Growth Results for Microbes Collected by Citizen Scientists and Grown on the International Space Station

  Relative Growth Rates Documented by UC Davis Scientists for Project MERCCURI “Encouraging” for Long-Term Manned Spaceflight Do microbes grow differently on the International Space Station than they do on Earth? Results from the growth of microbes collected by SciStarter’s community of citizen scientists in Project MERCCURI indicate that most behave similarly in both places. … Read more “Growth Results for Microbes Collected by Citizen Scientists and Grown on the International Space Station”

Categories: Science Cheerleaders

First open-source satellite project puts citizen science sensors in space.

What would you do if you had one week to control a research satellite? That probably depends on who you are. Amateur photographers might want to take time-lapse photos of the moon to frame in series in their living room. University researchers might want to measure levels of ozone variation on earth across earth’s latitudes. … Read more “First open-source satellite project puts citizen science sensors in space.”

Categories: Citizen Science, Contest, Do-It-Yourself, Science Cheerleaders

Citizen Science Cheerleaders Head To Vegas

Meet the Science Cheerleaders. This team of more than 100 NFL and NBA cheerleaders-turned-scientists and engineers is ready to cheer for citizen science. ScienceCheerleader.com, our sister-site, aims to inspire the 3 million little cheerleaders in the U.S. to consider careers in science and engineering, while playfully challenge stereotypes and encouraging participation in any of the … Read more “Citizen Science Cheerleaders Head To Vegas”

Categories: Education, Science Cheerleaders, Science Education Standards

Meet us at the World Maker Faire in NYC!

Science For Citizens is teaming up with Discover Magazine to help inspire more people to get involved in citizen science activities! Come get your hands dirty with science at the World Maker Faire in NYC, September 17-18 at the NY Hall of Science. Organized by the staff of MAKE magazine, makezine.com and craftzine.com, Maker Faire … Read more “Meet us at the World Maker Faire in NYC!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Science Cheerleaders