Announcing: Science Near Me!

We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new resource to help you easily find all kinds of science-related experiences: Science Near Me.  On the Science Near Me website, a simple search tool lets you look for things like nearby science festivals, planetarium events, citizen science projects from SciStarter, science policy forums, star-gazing events … Read more “Announcing: Science Near Me!”

Categories: Education, Science Policy, SciStarter News

LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and SciStarter Partner to Support Citizen Science in Research Libraries

LIBER and SciStarter Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) THE HAGUE, January 2022 — LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and SciStarter, an online citizen science hub, have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development, promotion, and facilitation of citizen science-related support services at research libraries in Europe and North America. The agreement formalises … Read more “LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and SciStarter Partner to Support Citizen Science in Research Libraries”

Categories: Science Policy, SciStarter News

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Citizen Science All-Stars: Meet Our Top Contributors

Citizen science projects are only as good as the people that contribute to them. For some projects, diversity is key — researchers need as many different people as possible to contribute. But for others, quantity is the name of the game, and just a handful of people can make a huge difference. These top contributors, … Read more “Citizen Science All-Stars: Meet Our Top Contributors”

Categories: Citizen Science, SciStarter News

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The Top 21 Citizen Science Projects of 2021

As we close out 2021, SciStarter is looking back on our successes this year and, as always, the biggest thanks goes out to you, the citizen scientists! Our more than 100,000 members made millions of contributions to citizen science projects this year, giving scientists data they never would have had otherwise. This year, citizen scientists … Read more “The Top 21 Citizen Science Projects of 2021”

Categories: SciStarter News

Transparent, AI-powered algorithms match volunteers to citizen science opportunities

On SciStarter, personalized, recommended projects now include explanations to describe how projects are matched to logged in users. Through SciStarter, millions of people participate in thousands of citizen science projects that engage the public to help crowdsource answers to research questions. Finding the right project for you among thousands of options can be like finding … Read more “Transparent, AI-powered algorithms match volunteers to citizen science opportunities”

Categories: SciStarter News

Wildlife Conservation Awareness Through Citizen Science: Twitter Chat On November 5

Guest Post by Katie Taylor (@YoPros4Wildlife) Critical applications of citizen science include raising awareness of wildlife conservation issues and furthering research efforts. Conservation-themed citizen science projects can not only lead to greater scientific insights into conservation, but can also further engage people in conservation. Citizen Science Coordinator and volunteers spot a frog in the pond. … Read more “Wildlife Conservation Awareness Through Citizen Science: Twitter Chat On November 5”

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Top 19 Citizen Science Projects of 2019

It’s the New Year, and in addition to eating better, exercising regularly, and watching fewer videos of adorable talking porcupines (#STOPTHECUTENESS!), we at SciStarter resolve to make every human (all 7.5 billion of you, as well as your pets) a citizen scientist by the end of 2020…or by 2120 at the latest! In that spirit, … Read more “Top 19 Citizen Science Projects of 2019”

Categories: Newsletter, Project Profile, SciStarter News

AI-Powered, Smart Project Recommendations on SciStarter

Portions of this blog post are excerpted from the accompanying podcast episode and from notes shared between the SciStarter team and Kobi Gal’s research team. Smart Project Recommendations on SciStarter With thousands of projects listed on SciStarter, a main challenge can be finding the right project, one that really suits your needs and your interests. … Read more “AI-Powered, Smart Project Recommendations on SciStarter”

Categories: Citizen Science, CitSci Research, SciStarter News

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Uncovering Connections across Citizen Science Projects: A Social Network Analysis

Sara Futch, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, won Best Overall Poster at the Citizen Science Association Conference 2019 for her poster, “Uncovering Connections across Citizen Science Projects: A Social Network Analysis.” Conference attendees selected Sara’s poster via in-person votes during the poster session. Here’s more from Sara about her research: “My name … Read more “Uncovering Connections across Citizen Science Projects: A Social Network Analysis”

Categories: Citizen Science Conference, CitSci Research, SciStarter News