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CSUB gets $350,000 grant to support teacher preparation program
Learn the Ins and Outs of Citizen Science in This Brand-New Course
High school students collect soil samples to test for valley fever in citizen science program
"This spring Kern High School District students took small samples of dust and dirt near their homes and parks and anywhere else around town where they wondered if there might be valley fever spores lurking in the soil..." Read more.
Robotics camp teaches science, storytellng
"Girls are receiving plenty of hands-on instruction and opportunities to explore this week as part of a robotics camp being hosted by the Bakersfield City School District at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School..." Read more.
Camp exposes young women to the wonders of science
Community Voices: Citizen Science for Unprecedented times
"As we enter a holiday season that will look and feel different from any other we have experienced, I am writing to share a way to spend time at home with your loved ones that also builds your scientific literacy and fuels scientific discovery about our most pressing community issues..." Read more.
Science Sundays: How to become a citizen scientist
"Did you know a professor at CSUB is leading a Citizen Science collaboration here in Kern County? It's basically crowdsourcing science in a way connects researchers and the public to increase the scale of data collection as well as the improve speed of scientific data analysis. As she puts it, "A citizen scientist can be anyone, and citizen science can happen anywhere," including right here in Kern County!" Read more.
Using citizen science as a lens for research projects
"In this month’s episode, Dr. Brittney Beck, assistant professor of teacher education and director of the Citizen Scientist Project at Cal State Bakersfield (CSUB), and Dr. Antje Lauer, professor of biology at CSUB, discuss the importance of citizen science and its impact on communities such as KERN County." - CSU-NET All Things STEM Podcast: Listen here.
CSUB professor awarded $4.8M
“The Citizen Scientist Project addresses the need for highly qualified STEM-C educators who are able to create and facilitate interdisciplinary STEM-C lessons that engage local issues and help students translate STEM-C concepts into civic action, with an emphasis on the development of digital civic infrastructure..." Read more.