People-powered Science! Learn How YOU Can Advance Research Anytime, Any Place

Workshop Session 1

Brief Abstract

Discover how to use low-cost tools to help NASA ground-truth satellite data or to gather and share critical data about local water, air, or soil quality. This is citizen science! Leaders from three popular citizen science programs will join forces to guide attendees in discovering, joining, and participating in meaningful, local research projects. Roll up your sleeves. We're going to do real science. SciStarter, Public Lab, iSeeChange.


Darlene Cavalier is a Professor of Practice 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, where more than 50,000 people engage in crowdsourcing scientific research. She is the founder of Science Cheerleader, an organization of more than 300 current and former professional cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers, and she is 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, and a member of the EPA's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. 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. She graduated from Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and four children.