More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science
Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself.
Partnering With Hunters, Anglers For Citizen Science
A new citizen science project is enlisting the hunting and fishing communities to help scientists understand the basic biology of a host of fish, bird and mammal species.
Eclipse 2017: How to View and See Another Day
The College of Sciences has a few tips on how to safely watch Monday's eclipse, including some ways that you can help collect data on this rare event. Join the campus community on Monday at the Brickyard from 12:30 until 4 p.m. Free eclipse glasses are available, along with a telescope for a closer view and misting tents to keep everyone cool.
Leadership in Public Science: Meet Katie Mack
Katie Mack's enthusiasm for talking with the public about astronomy and skill at discussing complex subjects in accessible language have made her a go-to source for research on how the universe works.
Leadership in Public Science: Meet Madhusudan Katti
Madhusudan Katti, an ecologist and member of NC State's Leadership in Public Science faculty cluster, engages in public science efforts that are as diverse as his research.
Leadership in Public Science: Meet Caren Cooper
Caren Cooper is an ecologist and Leadership in Public Science faculty cluster member who wrote the book on citizen science — literally.
Leadership in Public Science: Meet K.C. Busch
Science educator and Leadership in Public Science cluster member K.C. Busch’s work examines how climate change is communicated in educational settings and what motivates young people to take action on this issue.
Compete And Win Prizes By Capturing Wildlife (With Your Phone)
See who can capture the most photos of wildlife and plants across the Triangle as part of this year’s City Nature Challenge, which runs April 14-18.
‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity
A team of biology researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world.
Study Highlights Diversity of Arthropods Found in Homes Across the United States – From Swabs of Dust
Researchers used DNA testing and citizen science to create an “atlas” that shows the range and diversity of arthropods found in homes across the continental United States.