The Crowd and the Cloud – Government’s Role in Citizen Science

George Mason University • School of Policy, Government, and International Affirs • 3351 Fairfax Dr, Founders Hall 118 • Arlington, VA

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Informal Networking
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Speaker discussion with Q&A

Eventbrite - The Crowd and the Cloud: Government's Role in Citizen Science

The Crowd and the Cloud - Government's Role in Citizen Science

Thursday, July 21, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Award-winning producer, director, and writer Geoff Haines-Stiles with his colleagues at NSF created a 4-part public television series about citizen science, crowdsourcing, and mobile tech–The Crowd and The Cloud. Their series delves into how the cummulative efforts of citizens are revolutionizing scientific enquirer through thousands of micro-contributions. Data, how we access it, and the frontiers we breach are also considered.

Yet, nearly none of this would be possible without the support and effort of the government–from funding to partnerships, guiding regulation and governance. In this speaker session, Television and science documentary producer and director Mr. Haines-Stiles and Dr. McCallie of the National Science Foundation share how the efforts of public administrators joined with and continue to contribute and support this rising public interest to reshape modern science.

Geoffrey Haines-StilesGeoff Haines-Stiles is the co-creator of PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE and the LIVE FROM…specials. He was Senior Producer of COSMOS with Carl Sagan and Executive Producer of the PBS series CHILDHOOD. He first traveled to Brazil in 1992, accompanying then-Senator Al Gore to the Earth Summit.

Ellen McAllie, PhDEllen McCallie, PhD is the Program Director at the National Science Foundation’s Division of Research on Learning Directorate of Education and Human Resources.  Her work often involves citizen science funding, science learning, partnership grants, and informal science education policy.

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