ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit
The ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit 2016 is a two-day event, hosted by Arizona State University in partnership with SciStarter, designed to explore the crossroads of citizen science and the maker movement. The summit is scheduled for October 26 (evening), 27 & 28, 2016 in downtown Chandler, Arizona at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center.
11.03.16 Citizen Science Makers Summit at Arizona State University, Discover blog, by Catherine Hoffman
11.04.16 Interview with Dr. Micah Lande about the summit, PBS Channel 8 (Arizona)
11.21.16 Exploring the Intersections of Making and Citizen Science, Maker Ed, by Trey Lathe
12.04.16 Making Citizen Science Tools Accessible and Discoverable, Discover blog by Guest
Videos from the Citizen Science Maker Summit (listed in alpha order by last name)
Katherine Ball, "Advancing Technology for Citizen Science"
Jane Crayton, "Rio Verde Virtual Archaelogy Experience"
Heather Fischer, "Tourists as Citizen Scientists"
Heather Fleming, Catapult Design founder, "Make Impact"
David Lang, Open ROV founder
Trey Lathe, MakerED founder, "How Far Have We Come? What Challenges Lie Ahead?"
Sophia B. Liu, USGS, "Opportunities and Challenges with Citizen Science"
Alison Parker, EPA, "Science Beyond the Public: the Potential of Citizen Science"
Nancy Stoner, Pisces Foundation, "Empowering Citizen Science with Emerging Techologies"
"Data Quality" Panel disucssion
"Maker to Manufacturer" Panel discussion
Summit Highlights Include
Explore best practices between makers and citizen scientists and learn how these two communities can benefit from each other.
Participate in multiple networking activities that allow you to connect with other conference attendees.
Engage in hands-on workshops conducted by TechShop staff and experience first hand what select machines can do. You will be able to take home what you make!
|Wednesday, October 26, 2016||6 pm - 7 pm|
|Thursday, October 27, 2016||9 am - 5 pm||Keynote address: David Lang, Founder of Open ROV|
Keynote address: Alison Parker, EPA
Keynote address: Nancy Stoner, Pisces Foundation
Data Quality in Federal Agencies
Maker to Manufacturing
Making Tools Discoverable
Birds of a Feather Un-conference session
Public Sharing and Ice Cream (optional)
|Friday, October 28, 2016||8 am - 1 pm||Keynote address: Heather Fleming, founder of Catapult|
Design and Discuss
Sharing of Commitments
Lunch and TechShop time
Expected outcomes include:
- Develop a framework of open database, common citizen science tools to power SciStarter's emerging Build (DIY), Borrow (Lending Libraries), Buy features
- Real-world case studies including efforts to identify, build, or improve tools to 1) monitor soil moisture levels to ground-truth NASA satellite data and 2) measure water quality in our nation's rivers, streams, lakes and oceans; and 3) record and share heat island indicators in AZ through ASU's Long-Term Ecological Research program.
- White paper on reaching, supporting underrepresented communities and educators around citizen science + making
- Exploratory plans for future citizen science and making collaborations
ASU and SciStarter
ORISE fellow at
South Big Data
University of Maryland
AAAS STPF/ NSF
Arizona State University is a thought leader in both the citizen science and maker movements. Through the SciStarter website (a research initiative of ASU), we host a collection of more than 1,600 citizen science projects and events. ASU also led the first university collaboration with the TechShop maker space. In 2014, ASU hosted the inaugural Maker Summit, focusing on the Maker movement in higher education. It attracted 200 attendees from around the country. By bringing together our larger national network, the ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit seeks to promote cross-pollination, learning and future collaborations among makers, designers, scientists, citizen scientists, and higher education institutions in support of making and citizen science.
The ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit 2016 will facilitate the sharing of best practices and help jump-start opportunities for the citizen science and making communities to learn from each other. The event will include a combination of breakout sessions, skill-building workshops and networking events, as well as multiple keynote speakers and optional tours/activities.