The Rise of Citizen Science

July 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

The article discusses the public participation in scientific research, or citizen science, which involves the use of crowdsourcing to gather data for scientific research. The author looks at the use of citizen science in the field of ornithology, evidenced by Cornell University's Ornithology Lab. Topics include massive online citizen science projects such as SETILive's Allen Telescope Array, which searched for extraterrestrial life, the use of citizen science in STEM academic disciplines, as well as Yale University's partnership with the computer platform Zooniverse to gather data for its Planet Hunters science project.


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Kathleen Toerpe, Author, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0016-3317

Publication: Futurist
Volume: 47
Number: 4
Page(s): 25

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Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
Resource Type: Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Citizen Science Programs | Public Programs