Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Livecasting and Citizen Science - way to go USA!

Even the White House has cottoned on to the value of livecasting and bringing citizen science to the fore - read on!

Only a small fraction of Americans are formally trained as “scientists.” But that doesn’t mean that only a small fraction of Americans can participate in scientific discovery and innovation.  Citizen science and crowdsourcing are approaches that educate, engage, and empower the public to apply their curiosity and talents to a wide range of real-world problems. To raise awareness of these tools and encourage more Americans to take advantage of them, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Domestic Policy Council will host Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People,” a live-webcast forum, onWednesday, September 30th.

We hope that from 8 AM-12 PM EDT on Wednesday, September 30, you’ll tune in to follow the livestream of the forum, and that you’ll participate by sending in your thoughts, comments, and questions to @WhiteHouseOSTP using the hashtag #WHCitSci.