Citizen Science Day

April 8, 2019 - 12:00 pm to April 9, 2019 - 2:00 pm

3rd floor of the Sciences Library

All are invited to enjoy free pizza while making a contribution to scientific knowledge!


Monday, April 8, 2019, 12-2 PM

Play an online game called Stall Catchers to advance Alzheimer's research! Stall Catchers allows anyone to take action to fight Alzheimer’s disease. It can be played from any device with an internet connection, and thousands of people are already playing to help find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The Stall Catchers Megathon aims to have 100,000 people playing and use crowdsourcing to evaluate the efficacy of treatments much faster than could be done in a lab. Join us on Monday, April 8th to get started playing Stall Catchers!


Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12-2 PM

Enhance Wikipedia articles about science! Wikipedia contains articles with hundreds of thousands “citation needed” statements. Adding needed citations to science-related articles in Wikipedia promotes accurate dissemination of science and information literacy. It gives individuals the chance to make a commonly-used source more accurate and to participate in the process of information creation. While editing any science-related topic is helpful, there is an option to focus on the pages of women and other minorities in science to elevate their representation on Wikipedia. Join us Tuesday, April 9th for our citizen science edit-a-thon!