Citizen Science

Citizen Science Day in Bridger-Teton National Forest

6 Examples of Citizen Science at Work

A few examples from around the world illustrate the power of crowdsourcing to expand the scope of scientific inquiry.

December 30, 2019 - Kayla Matthews

Artificial Turf

Bad Science Linked to Fears of Fake Grass

A college soccer coach's disproved theory that claims artificial truf causes cancer refuses to die.

May 25, 2017 - The Boston Globe

Chicago Beach

Summer Is Here—and So Are 'Smart Beaches'

A group of "citizen data scientists" produced a predictive analytic model that offers citizens better information about water quality on beaches along Lake Michigan in Chicago.

June 21, 2016 - Data-Smart City Solutions

Woman Computer

Four Steps to Enhanced Crowdsourcing

The second "Empowered Design, By 'the Crowd'" article offers insight into making the most out of new crowdsourcing resources.

May 2, 2016 - Kendra L. Smith and Lindsey Collins

Solidarity

Empowered Design, By 'The Crowd'

Crowdsourcing offers a viable resource for planners to empower communities and engage citizens to collectively innovate solutions to complex urban problems.

March 17, 2016 - Lindsey Collins and Kendra L. Smith

New Apps to Enable Citizen Science

Professor Zhenghong Tang, from the Community and Regional Planning Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, taps mobile tech, aids access to environmental data.

March 3, 2016 - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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