Emerging technologies have a profound effect on how citizen scientists conduct their work. An underwater creature of ancient lineage helps to tell this modern story of technology’s importance to citizen science. Notorynchus cepedianus, the sevengill
Back in January I met Glendon Mellow at Science Online. Since then I’ve been following his impressive work at the intersection of art and science and thinking a lot about where the relationship between the
Teaching scientific and technical writing to undergraduate STEM students at North Carolina State University, a land-grant institution known for its engineering and agricultural programs, has forced me to think quite a lot about what C.P.
A little over two years ago the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan was crippled by a massive undersea earthquake and subsequent tsunami. As the accident unfolded there were questions about how much radiation was being
Recently Dr. Holly Menninger, Director of Public Science for N.C. State’s Your Wild Life project nicely summarized themes relevant to citizen science emerging from the Science Online 2013 conference. I’d like to add to this
In a recent post, Caren Cooper focused on scientist-driven citizen science. This perspective offers a framework for many citizen science projects. Citizens participate in established research agendas to assist scientists collect, aggregate, and/or analyze