New Approaches to Citizen Science: Intersection of Outreach, Crowd-Sourced Data and Scientific Research

Session ID#: 22326

Session Description:
The traditional method of outreach to formal, informal, science and non-science audiences has undergone a fundamental change with recent advances in technology, social media and crowd-sourced data, giving way to citizen science with many applications, including the recent Total Solar Eclipse 2017, ground-based pro-am observer synergies for missions (e.g., ESA/Rosetta, NASA/Juno), and self-organized citizen campaigns. With increasing “Big Data” projects, active partnerships between professional, amateur and data scientist communities are necessary. Innovative design, sustainability and evaluation of these projects is as important as the citizen science they generate. This session invites papers from scientists, educators and as well as those who design, facilitate, evaluate or fund such programs. Topics may include applications of citizen science to enhancing outreach, transformative approaches to science education, and the future of citizen science. Presentations are invited from all scientific disciplines: astronomy, planetary and space science, geology,
geophysics, seismology, biogeoscience, atmosphere and ocean sciences.
Primary Convener:  Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States
Conveners:  Rachel Freed, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Constance E Walker, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States
Co-Organized with:
Education, and SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics

  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
Index Terms:

0815 Informal education [EDUCATION]
0855 Diversity [EDUCATION]
7594 Instruments and techniques [SOLAR PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTRONOMY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kate Huihsuan Chen, Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, Wen-Tzong Liang, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan and Yu-Feng Wu, Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
Brian Hamilton Day1, Phil Bland2 and Renae Sayers2, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
Heather A Fischer1, Leah R Gerber2 and Elizabeth A Wentz1, (1)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences, Tempe, AZ, United States
Jan Seibert1, Ilja H.J. van Meerveld1, Marc Vis2, Simon Etter1 and Barbara Strobl1, (1)University of Zurich, Department of Geography, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Maria Gritsevich, Science and Society Synergy Institute, Cakovec, Ukraine; Hipersfera d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia and Maria Gritsevich, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dorodnicyn Computing Centre, Department of Computational Physics, Moscow, Russia; University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Helsinki, Finland
YoshiYuki Kaneda1,2, Narumi Takahashi2,3, Takane Hori4, Katsuyoshi Kawaguchi2, Chikako Isouchi1 and Kazuhito Fujisawa1, (1)Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan, (2)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, (3)National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Ibaraki, Japan, (4)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Japan
Geoffrey Haines-Stiles1, Waleed Abdalati2 and Erna Akuginow1, (1)GHSPi/Passport to Knowledge, Jersey City, NJ, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Noel M Bartlow, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO, United States
Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States
Cia Romano1, Pamela Gay2, Ryan Owens2 and Grigori Burlea3, (1)Interface Guru, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Edwardsville, IL, United States, (3)Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Edwardsville, IL, United States
Marc Fries, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, Christopher Bresky, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL, United States, Colleen Laird, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States, Vishnu Reddy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and Michael Hankey, American Meteor Society, Geneseo, NY, United States
Constance E Walker and Stephen M Pompea, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States
Christopher Olson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Natural Resources, Lincoln, NE, United States, Daniel Snow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Water Science Laboratory, Lincoln, NE, United States, Ashok Samal, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Computer Science Engineering, Lincoln, NE, United States, Chittaranjan Ray, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Water Center, Lincoln, NE, United States and Matt Kreifels, State of Nebraska, Department of Education, Lincoln, NE, United States
Charles O Stanier1, Can Dong2, Nathan Janechek2, Nathan Bryngelson2, Paul Schultz3 and Michael Heimbinder4, (1)University of Iowa, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Iowa City, IA, United States, (2)University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States, (3)Green Dubuque, Dubuque, IA, United States, (4)Habitmap, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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