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  • Date: 11/15/2018
    Resource Category: Book
    In the last twenty years, citizen science has blossomed as a way to engage a broad range of individuals in doing science. Citizen science projects focus on, but are not limited to, nonscientists participating in the processes of scientific research, with the intended goal of advancing and using scientific knowledge. A rich range of projects extend ... »
  • Date: 10/15/2018
    Resource Category: Book
    Citizen science, the active participation of the public in scientific research projects, is a rapidly expanding field in open science and open innovation. It provides an integrated model of public knowledge production and engagement with science. As a growing worldwide phenomenon, it is invigorated by evolving new technologies that connect people ... »
  • Date: 04/26/2017
    Resource Category: Book
    The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the issues of scientific literacy in a dozen countries, as well as the actions taken to address the distinct problems they face. It also presents some experiments that are conducted there. This dossier was produced as part of Les Journées internationales de la culture scientifique – Science ... »
  • Date: 08/16/2016
    Resource Category: Book
    Science is a way of knowing about the world. At once a process, a product, and an institution, science enables people to both engage in the construction of new knowledge as well as use information to achieve desired ends. Access to science—whether using knowledge or creating it—necessitates some level of familiarity with the enterprise and ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2015
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This is the final report of the Open University’s RCUK-funded Public Engagement with Research Catalyst, ‘An open research university’, a project designed to create the conditions in which engaged research can flourish. The report describes an evidence-based strategy designed to embed engaged research within the University’s strategic planning for ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2014
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Since the 1950s, under congressional mandate, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) - through its National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) and predecessor agencies - has produced regularly updated measures of research and development expenditures, employment and training in science and engineering, and other indicators ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2014
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Advances in the life sciences - from the human genome to biotechnology to personalized medicine and sustainable communities - have profound implications for the well-being of society and the natural world. Improved public understanding of such scientific advances has the potential to benefit both individuals and society through enhanced quality of ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Earth science, which in this context does not include oceanic, atmospheric, and space sciences, is vital to the wellbeing of the United States and many of its issues, such as water resources, are expected to grow in importance. An earth science workforce will be needed to deal with this issues and it's important that this workforce draw on the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Messaging for Engineering supports efforts by the engineering community to communicate more effectively about the profession and those who practice it. This report builds on previous research-based efforts to develop and test new, more effective messages about engineering. It was developed through the National Academy of Engineering’s Changing the ... »
  • Date: 06/21/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Across the last forty years, epidemiology has developed into a vibrant scientific discipline that brings together the social and biological sciences, incorporating everything from statistics to the philosophy of science in its aim to study and track the distribution and determinants of health events. A now-classic text, the second edition of this ... »

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