Makers: the New Explorers of the Universe

Great stuff from OpenROV co-founder David Lang

“True discovery — the kind that pushes the species forward — doesn’t get mentioned much in popular culture, or even maker conversations, for that matter. It’s a feature on the Twitter search bar, a television network that hosts Shark Week, or something relegated to research universities and National Geographic. Not something that regular folks like us stop to consider, unless we’re reading an article about some new finding or breakthrough. But maybe it’s time we start.”

(Via. Makezine Blog )

Yassar Ansari, founder of Project Noah, speaks with students about citizen science and exploration

 

The energetic and enthusiastic founder of Project Noah, Yasser Ansari, gave us some of his time for the MAF 579 course in Citizen and Participatory Science to discuss Project Noah, his inspiration for the app and platform, and where citizen exploration is headed in the future.  He is one of several guest speakers slated to speak to students this semester as part of this course.  The class is part of the core curriculum for students in the new Exploration Science program.