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Conference Session: “Citizen Science 2.0: Expanding Reach, Expanding Results”

By August 9th, 2016 at 11:32 am | Comment

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We all know that scientific research is done in sterile labs by nerds in white lab coats, the results of which eventually makes its way to the public through government agencies or mega corporations who own the ‘science’.  If you’ve not paid your dues in academia to get the appropriate science degrees, your capacity to participate in science is limited to the baking soda and vinegar volcano that you show off to your kids when it’s their Science Fair.

Wrong; and wrong.

Citizen Science may be the most widespread and important outsourcing enterprise ever attempted, and chances are you haven’t heard of it. Or if you have, you don’t know what’s out there or how you can get involved.  We’d like to change that by introducing you to two prominent Citizen Science programs that encourage and facilitate participation in real scientific research projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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Opportunity to sponsor first-of-its-kind summit to unite Citizen Science and Maker communities!

By July 23rd, 2016 at 11:43 pm | Comment

Arizona State University Citizen Science Maker Summit

Opportunity to sponsor first-of-its-kind summit to unite

Citizen Science and Maker communities!

Your support can increase the success of our efforts to develop a robust Citizen Science Maker community – one that can respond to the national need of bridging the demand for low-cost instruments so that citizens can contribute to scientific data and discovery.

The Citizen Science Maker Summit is a two-day event hosted by Arizona State University, in partnership with SciStarter, a research affiliate of ASU, and designed to facilitate the sharing of best practices between citizen science and Maker communities. The event will include a combination of national leaders from both communities as keynote speakers, topical sessions, skill-building workshops, and networking events. Experts from the Making and Citizen Science communities will be present, including signatories of the recent letter to President Obama, ”Fostering a Generation of Makers” and supporters of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s memorandum entitled “Addressing Societal and Scientific Challenges through Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing.” They will also discuss and lead interactive sessions on how to:

– infuse elements of making into existing citizen science projects and vice versa;
– expand university and community access to makers and citizen scientists;
– engage the K-12 and higher ed community in citizen science and making;
– connect makers with citizen scientists, researchers, Maker to Manufacturing experts;
– collaborate to build a database of low cost citizen science tools on SciStarter.

A total of 130 invited audience members are expected. All attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences, share and learn best practices, and connect with educators, thought leaders and researchers committed to maker education and citizen science.

The Citizen Science Maker Summit will take place at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center (ACIC), an engineering and technology-based education and research hub located in the heart of downtown Chandler, Arizona. ACIC is used to host classes for ASU students along with workshops and events for the community. TechShop also operates in the space and is instrumental to the workshop. The Chandler TechShop is the most renowned maker space in the Southwest.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to discuss customized sponsorship packages for the Citizen Science Maker Summit, email Cindy Dick, program manager at Cindy.Dick@asu.edu.

Grand Sponsor / $15,000
● Presenting sponsorship rights, verbal recognition at Summit and in press releases
● Two minutes to verbally welcome attendees
● Six tickets to the Citizen Science Maker Summit
● Vendor table (or booth space ~ supplied by the sponsor) at Summit reception
● Logo on Citizen Science Maker Summit promotional event emails
● Logo on sponsorship signage/program at the Citizen Science Maker Summit
● Logo on the Citizen Science Maker Summit website with hyperlink to company’s page
● Logo in all produced videos related to the Citizen Science Maker Summit
● Mentions from ASU social media networks

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Gold Sponsor / $10,000
● Four tickets to the Citizen Science Maker Summit
● Vendor table at the Citizen Science Maker Summit reception
● Logo on Citizen Science Maker Summit promotional event emails
● Logo on sponsorship signage/program at the Citizen Science Maker Summit
● Logo on Citizen Science Maker Summit website with hyperlink to company’s page
● Logo in all produced videos related to the Citizen Science Maker Summit
● Mentions from ASU social media networks

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Maroon Sponsor / $5,000
● Two tickets to the Citizen Science Maker Summit
● Vendor space at the Citizen Science Maker Summit reception
● Logo on Citizen Science Maker Summit promotional event emails
● Logo on sponsorship signage/program at the Citizen Science Maker Summit
● Logo on Citizen Science Maker Summit website with hyperlink to company’s page
● Logo in all produced videos related to the Citizen Science Maker Summit
● Mentions from ASU

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Citizen Science: Empowering a Robust National Effort

By July 1st, 2016 at 4:24 pm | Comment

On June 7, 2016, the American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project, co-organized a Capitol Hill briefing about Citizen Science, with the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University. Honorary Co-Hosts Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE).

Check out the talks by moderator Jamie Vernon (Sigma Xi, American Scientist), Sophia Liu (USGS), Andrew Torelli (Bowling Green State University), and Darlene Cavalier (SciStarter and ASU).

Darlene Cavalier, Arizona State University from ACS Science & the Congress on Vimeo.

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Princeton American Chemical Society, Science Cafe on June 16: Adult Science Literacy

By June 6th, 2016 at 1:07 pm | Comment

Princeton ACS Science Café
Thursday, June 16, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Princeton University, Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Taylor Commons

How highly do you value science?
In what ways is science important to society?
What is our collective scientific IQ?
How can we improve scientific literacy?

Join us for an informal café-style discussion of the role of science with some very engaging panelists:

Darlene Cavalier — Professor at Arizona State University’s Center for Engagement and Training, part of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Founder of Science Cheerleader and SciStarter

Andrew Zwicker — Physicist, Head of Education Programs at Princeton Plasma Physics, and NJ State Assemblyman

Craig Shelton – Aeon Holistic Agriculture Founder and CEO, Instructor Princeton University’s Environmental Institute, and Chef & Culinary Expert

The event kicks off with your participation in science myth busting, with prizes. It includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Fee is $10 per attendee, collected at the door. Reserve your place by June 10 by sending email to louise.lawter@gmail.com. Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd, adjacent to the Weaver Track and Field Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road or other lots along Ivy Lane.

Citizen Science: How Communities, Scientists, and Libraries Can Engage Together in Scientific Discovery

By June 3rd, 2016 at 12:58 am | Comment

Join us at the Special Libraries Association’s annual conference.

Citizen Science: How Communities, Scientists, and Libraries Can Engage Together in Scientific Discovery
Tue. June 14| 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Philadelphia, PA Convention Center, Room 204-A

Citizen science is scientific research conducted by amateur or non-professional scientists. Learn about how the general public is contributing to professional scientific research in their communities and beyond, as well as what roles are available for libraries and librarians, from bringing citizens and scientists together to participating in citizen science projects themselves.

Presented by: Environment & Resource Management Division, Biomedical & Life Sciences Division, Science-Technology Division

SPEAKERS
Darlene Cavalier, Founder, SciStarter
Patricia Dawson, Science Librarian, Rider University – Library
Lara Roman, Research Ecologist, US Forest Service

Learn more.

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