Mark Your Calendars for CitSci2021

Mark your calendars for May 2021! The 2021 Citizen Science Association conference (#CitSci2021) will be at School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University (ASU), our partners in citizen science innovation. SciStarter is a proud research affiliate of ASU. Our founder and founding board member of the Citizen Science Association, Darlene … Read more “Mark Your Calendars for CitSci2021”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Conference, Citizen Science News, Events

Figure 4: Selected air quality sensors at the ADEQ reference monitor site in South Phoenix.

SciStarter, researchers, regulators, and community residents collaborate to test air quality sensors

In early 2018, Scistarter and Arizona State University began the process of collaborating with a local community, Boulder Ridge, to measure the quality of its air. Boulder Ridge is a 55 and older retirement community in Phoenix. Over the past three years, Boulder Ridge residents began to notice increased blasting, crushing, and trucking out of … Read more “SciStarter, researchers, regulators, and community residents collaborate to test air quality sensors”

Categories: Citizen Science, Tools

American Spring LIVE

Nature: American Spring LIVE, premieres April 29 on PBS. #citizenscience

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”

Categories: Events, In the News

Superstition Area Land Trust Community Science

Guest blog post from Charles Ault, Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT) community. SALT Citizen Science program emerges in East Valley. Rhythms of Desert Citizen Science program examines the effects of El Niño on our climate. Four organizations dedicated to advancing scientific research, public policy,  and community-based decision making, have come together to develop a program that harnesses the … Read more “Superstition Area Land Trust Community Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, libraries, Other

Citizen Science Maker Summit 2016

The ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit 2016 is a two-day event, hosted by Arizona State University in partnership with SciStarter, designed to explore the crossroads of citizen science and the maker movement. The summit is scheduled for October 26 (evening), 27 & 28, 2016 in downtown Chandler, Arizona at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center. Registration … Read more “Citizen Science Maker Summit 2016”

Categories: ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Citizen Science, Events

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”

Categories: In the News, Other

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

ASU and SciStarter awarded NSF Innovation CORPS grant to foster access to, and commercialization of, citizen science tools

Today, SciStarter, a research affiliate of Arizona State University, was awarded a National Science Foundation iCORPS grant (Innovation Corps). The primary goal of NSF I-Corps is to foster entrepreneurship that will lead to the commercialization of technology that has been supported previously by NSF-funded research (SciStarter 2.0). The approach to entrepreneurship uses techniques developed to … Read more “ASU and SciStarter awarded NSF Innovation CORPS grant to foster access to, and commercialization of, citizen science tools”

Categories: Citizen Science, SciStarter News