NPR Weekend in Washington If you’re planning to attend NPR’s “Weekend in Washington” conference on November 2, let’s meet up!
Science Cheerleader’s founder, Darlene Cavalier, will be speaking about the rise of citizen science (regular people doing real science). Cavalier is also the founder of our sister site, SciStarter, a popular online hotspot for citizen science opportunities. Many of the activities we catalyze during Science Cheerleader events and appearances come from SciStarter!
From National Public Radio:

NPR’s Weekend in Washington is our annual, multi-day convergence of award-winning journalists, innovative leaders from Member Stations and like-minded supporters from across the country. The gathering brings together people who believe passionately in the essential mission of public radio.
Join us and engage with leading NPR journalists as we pull back the curtain on the news and programming that shape the public media landscape. A highlight during the weekend will be an exclusive opportunity to visit NPR’s exciting new headquarters in the nation’s capital, a space designed to propel our public service mission for decades to come.
November 1-3, 2013
The Willard InterContinental Hotel, Washington, D.C.
November 2nd, 12-1pm: The Rise of Citizen Science
Washington, D.C.

Social media is changing the way scientists are carrying out their work. In fields as varied as bird ecology, astronomy and neurology, scientists are now able to rely on vast networks of non-professionals to gather data, test natural phenomena and raise money for their research through crowdsourcing. Moderated by Science Correspondent Joe Palca with SciStarter’s Founder, Darlene Cavalier and FasterCures’ CEO and President, Gregory C. Simon.

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