Citizen Science makes Discover Magazine’s “Top 100 Science Stories of 2013”

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Discover Magazine, reaching more than 6 million readers, features citizen science in its January/February combined issue available on newsstands now.

Coming in at number 76, the citizen science article features key citizen science developments from 2013 including those from Public Lab, CrowdCrafting, Cell Slider and Eye Wire. The article, “Science For the People, By the People,” was written by Discover Magazine’s contributor and director of special projects, Darlene Cavalier. Cavalier is also the founder of SciStarter, a Discover Magazine partner.

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About the Author

Darlene Cavalier

Darlene Cavalier

Darlene Cavalier is a Professor at Arizona State University's Center for Engagement and Training, part of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Cavalier is the founder of SciStarter. She is also the founder of Science Cheerleader, an organization of more than 300 current and former professional cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers, and a cofounder of ECAST: Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology, a network of universities, science centers, and think tanks that produces public deliberations to enhance science policymaking. She is a founding board member of the Citizen Science Association, a senior advisor at Discover Magazine, a member of the EPA's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, and was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences "Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning" committee. She is the author of The Science of Cheerleading and co-editor of The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science, published by Arizona State University. Darlene holds degrees from Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania and was a high school, college and NBA cheerleader. Darlene lives in Philadelphia with her husband and four children.