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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

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Citizen Science: Empowering a Robust National Effort

By May 20th, 2016 at 12:37 pm | Comment

acs citizen science congress
Citizen Science: Empowering a Robust National Effort
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

with Honorary Co-Hosts
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)

June 7, 2016, Noon – 1:30 p.m., Russell Senate Office Building, SR-385

Anyone can learn how to use the scientific method in ways that contribute to investigations of how nature works and applying that understanding to develop new technologies. As professional scientists explore the universe, they find instances and places where more hands, eyes, and voices are needed to collect, analyze, and report data: Examples include documenting the biology and chemistry around rivers and lakes, monitoring the weather in sparsely populated regions, or logging the daily course of a disease or exercise regimen. Citizen scientists are increasingly answering the call, be it as enthusiastic hobbyists, STEM students augmenting their learning, or empowered friends and family of medical patients. This panel will discuss how various citizens are enhancing the nation’s scientific enterprise as well as ensuring that the government maximizes its benefits while avoiding any negative impact on the progress of science.

Moderator
Jamie L. Vernon, Sigma Xi and American Scientist

Panel
Darlene Cavalier, Arizona State University, SciStarter
Sophia Liu, United States Geological Survey
David Rabkin, Museum of Science, Boston
Andrew “Andy” Torelli, Bowling Green State University

RSVP to http://bit.ly/acsscicon-citsciRSVP
www.acs.org/science_congress
science_congress@acs.org

Celebrate National Volunteers Week and Earth Day with Citizen Science!

By April 14th, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Comment

April is YOUR month, citizen scientists!
This is National Volunteer Week so get involved in a research project in need of your help. Find your favorite project on Serve.gov and AllForGood.org, now featuring SciStarter’s database of projects. Need another reason? Look no further thanSaturday, 4/16, Citizen Science DayEvents  are scheduled around the world. We bet there’s one near you. Still wallowing in indecision? Well, 4/22 is Earth Day and we’ve selected five awesome Earth Day projects we think you’ll love.
Cheers!
The SciStarter Team

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