Think Tank: Integrating Citizen Science into University Courses

We’re writing to invite you to a think tank to generate new ideas for incorporating citizen science into undergraduate classes.

Citizen science projects allow nonscientists—including students pursuing any career path—to collaborate in posing research questions, gathering data, analysis, data visualization, and sharing conclusions. NC State is a leader in the field of citizen science and our campus offers many, although perhaps invisible, opportunities for students and faculty to benefit from this growing strength.

Every NC State student should have the chance to experience authentic science: that is our vision. This think tank offers faculty across the university an opportunity to learn what others have been doing, find out about available resources, and brainstorm the pluses and minuses of incorporating citizen science into different curricula.

As an instructor, scholar, and mentor at NC State, your input will be invaluable. Come learn what citizen science at the university level can look like, and help identify areas that need further support. 


a think tank about

Integrating Citizen Science into University Courses


Where: Room 3285 in Talley Student Center

When: Friday Sept 222:30-3:45

Why: Because every NC State student should experience authentic science. 


What to expect: 

Howling Cow Ice Cream

Citizen science: who, what, when, where, why

Two NC State classroom projects

Break-out for brainstorming

Helpful Resources at NC State

Next steps


RSVPs to appreciated to help estimate ice cream needs.


Hosted by the Leadership in Public Science faculty cluster

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Questions about this event: contact Caren Cooper 

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