Citizen Science: How Everyday People are Reshaping Scientific Research and Discovery
Citizen Science is reshaping the relationship between science and the public. Millions of volunteers, many of whom do not hold formal science degrees, are joining forces with professional scientists to contribute data or analyze data to advance scientific research in fields as diverse as astronomy, ecology, medicine, and archaeology. DIYers, Makers and manufacturers of low-cost tools combined with a proliferation of open data, make access to instruments and data accessible to more people than ever before. This perfect storm positions citizen science as one of the most important and promising trends in science and education. Cavalier will share details of citizen science projects and provide an overview of the movement's history and future.