Citizen Science in the Digital Age

Charles Keeton (Faculty Director, Aresty Research Center; Physics and Astronomy)

The work we call science was once known as natural philosophy and practiced by all manner of educated citizens. While science became the domain of experts in the twentieth century, digital technology is creating new opportunities for interested individuals to contribute to forefront research. In this seminar, we will discuss the nature of scientific inquiry and the emerging role of "citizen science." We will then join ongoing, global research projects in fields of your choice. Current opportunities literally range from A (astronomy) to Z (zebras).

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 31 index 08552
Additional Information: 
Open to Honors College students