SciStarter and Astronomy Magazine Partner to Bring Citizen Science to Astronomy Enthusiasts

By Arvind Suresh (Editor) October 6th, 2015 at 7:41 am | Comment

logo astronomyPress Release – Astronomy enthusiasts can join forces with researchers through a partnership between Astronomy magazine and SciStarter

A “citizen science” movement is sweeping the country. Now, astronomy enthusiasts who want to collaborate with leading scientists can visit to join cutting-edge research projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Astronomy & Space

Scistarter’s Project Finder Will Soon Be More Readily Available to Everyone to Guide Citizen Scientists to Pertinent Research Projects

By Arvind Suresh (Editor) September 30th, 2015 at 10:00 am | Comment

scistarter simonsThe Simons Foundation just awarded a grant to SciStarter that will enable more communities, media partners, and websites to duplicate its valuable “Project Finder” feature and database of projects on their own pages. SciStarter aggregates more than 1100 citizen science projects on a single website in order to connect scientists and community leaders with anyone who wants to contribute to science. The Simons Foundation grant supports SciStarter’s creation of easy-to-use open and sharable APIs that can be implemented by other organizations.

A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. SciStarter already shares its database of projects with PBS Kids, the National Science Teachers Association, Discover Magazine and Astronomy Magazine. This grant will enable SciStarter to create open, customizable versions of the database to make it even more readily available. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Citizen Science

National Science Foundation Grant Enables Arizona State University to Develop SciStarter 2.0 to Advance Citizen Science

By Arvind Suresh (Editor) September 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am | Comment


The National Science Foundation has just awarded a $300,000 Pathways grant to Arizona State University’s Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society for the development of SciStarter 2.0. The grant will advance the growing field of citizen and community science, which enables everyday people to contribute to authentic research.

SciStarter 2.0 Creates an Identity Management System for Citizen Scientists

SciStarter, which aggregates more than 1000 citizen science projects on a single website, is a research affiliate of Arizona State University. SciStarter 2.0 will go beyond the current ability to include: Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Citizen Science

There’s a (citizen science) app for that!

By Arvind Suresh (Editor) September 23rd, 2015 at 2:31 pm | Comment

The abundance of mobile technology puts citizen science at the tip of your fingers.


Our editors have chosen 5 apps to get you started. Find many more apps and a thousand more projects in theSciStarter Project Finder.


New! Now you can add citizen science events like meet ups, celebrations, citsci cafes, and more, using the SciStarter “add an event” form from the homepage! We’ll post a calendar of events soon.

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Categories: Apps,Newsletter

Join Hundreds of Schools Around the Country in Contributing Data During CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge Week!

By Carolyn Graybeal September 14th, 2015 at 2:21 pm | Comment

CoCoRaHS rain gauge

Source: CoCoRaHS

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages who measure and report precipitation using rain gauges that anyone can get and install. The data according to CoCoRaHS are used by the National Weather Service, meteorologists, hydrologists, emergency managers, city utilities, insurance adjusters, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, engineers, mosquito control, ranchers and farmers, outdoor and recreation interests, teachers, students, and neighbors in the community. Read more about how CoCoRaHS can be implemented in high school classrooms in SciStarter’s Citizen Science in the Classroom series blog post. CoCoRaHS is one of the citizen science projects showcased in our back to school newsletter. Want to know what the others are? Find out now!

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