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Alice Sheppard

Community Manager at UCL. Helping with Into the Night and DITOs.
Alice Sheppard has written 7 posts for Extreme Citizen Science blog

International Light Day at UCL

A few months ago, Muki received an e-mail from the astrophysicist and writer Lucie Green. She, along with UCL’s Astrophysics department, Nature Communications and others, were planning an event for International Light Day, and wondered if UCL ExCiteS could participate by showcasing some citizen science. The event was aimed at schoolchildren, aged 11-13, as older ones … Continue reading

Event: Representation of the people in science – women in civic and citizen science

Update: Date of event is now Monday 19th March, not Monday 12th March. Explanation below. We’d like to invite you to a free event taking place at UCL on the evening of Monday 19th March. As part of the UCL Exhibition “Disruptors and Innovators: Journeys in gender equality at UCL”, we will host a panel … Continue reading

Being a jury member at LERU’s Citizen Science Summer School

(Reblogged from the DITOs website) Several years of running a thriving online citizen science community has turned out to bring many unexpected results a long time later – working with UCL ExCiteS and DITOs, for one. The most recent was a very glamorous chance to contribute to the LERU Summer School, whose focus this year was Citizen Science. LERU, the League of European … Continue reading

Presenting the DITOS Logic Model at the Citizen Science Association Conference

I’ve just got back from the States, where Muki and I attended the Citizen Science Association Conference 2017 in St Paul, Minnesota. It was a huge conference, taking over the top floor of the St Paul RiverCenter, a huge building opposite the Science Museum of Minnesota (which I strongly recommend visiting if you are nearby), … Continue reading

Interview the Researchers: What was “Into the Night”?

In the following paragraphs, two PhD students – Gianfranco Gliozzo and Pen-Yuan Hsing – and I will tell you about a project we’ve been doing called “Into the Night”. We also worked with Valentine, Adele, Muki and Emma, who didn’t get a chance to write this with us – you can read Valentine’s post about … Continue reading

A Citizen Science Training Day

On 2nd February, the “Into the Night” project organised a Citizen Science Training Day for early career researchers, particularly in ecology, to learn how to work with volunteers as part of their research. Continue reading

A Week of @IAmCitSci: Experience with citizen science, Galaxy Zoo, UCL ExCiteS, EyesOnAlz, forum moderation and more

Greetings! I’m Alice Sheppard, ExCiteS’s Community Manager, and I have been a citizen science volunteer for 9 years. I started back in July 2007 when Galaxy Zoo began and members of the public were asked to classify galaxies. The team got so many questions that they built a discussion forum, which I was asked to moderate … Continue reading

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