Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs

Our friends at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)  All of Us Community Engagement Center recently featured citizen science, SciStarter, and our collaborative programs organized with libraries across the country. Check out their Lightning Talk presented at the Medical Library Assocation’s annual conference (May 2022), “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs”:

Learn more about citizen science in libraries at SciStarter.org/library .

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library, NNLM


About the Author

Darlene Cavalier

Darlene Cavalier

Darlene Cavalier is a professor of practice at Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society and a Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at ASU. Professor Cavalier is the founder of SciStarter (a popular citizen science portal and research platform connecting millions of people to real science they can do), founder of Science Cheerleaders (a non profit organization comprised of current and former NFL, NBA and college cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers), cofounder of ECAST: Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology and cofounder of ScienceNearMe.org. She is a founding board member of the Citizen Science Association, an advisor and Fellow at National Geographic, a member of the EPA's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, appointed to the National Academy of Sciences "Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning" committee and named cochair of America 250's Innovation, Science, and Entrepreneurism Advisory Council. She is the co-editor of "The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science," author of "The Science of Cheerleading," and co-author of the Field Guide to Citizen Science (Timber Press). Recently, ASU President Michael Crow awarded Cavalier and her team the prestigious Medal for Social Embeddedness.