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nyc2014workshops

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Pop-Up Workshops (2014)

 

The Pop-up Workshops provide an opportunity for participants to experience what it is like to be a "Citizen Scientists" in a small yet effective way. Participants would be assisting in real projects and assist in collecting valuable data necessary for the project. They range from installing a cancer research app to participating in a trash audit.

 

Registration on Eventbrite

 

Schedule

 

Saturday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Swabbing the City - Learn how to gather data for a city-wide genetic study of the subway's micro-biome - the bacteria around us and in us. Collect data in public toilets, too.

 

NYC Soundscapes - Contribute to a crowdsourced project that enables you to record, share and classify interesting soundscapes around NYC. Measure the sound outside your apartment.

 

DIY Spectrometers - Learn how to build a spectrometer that fits onto your smartphone, and see what colours of the rainbow everyday objects emit or absorb. 

 

Glass for the Past - Google Glass, that controversial icon of wearable tech, could be useful for collecting and sharing an online oral history of New York. Help historians to test this new approach, and get a chance to try out Google Glass yourself. 

 

The Manhattan Galaxy -  Learn how the lights of the Manhattan skyline can be studied with the same techniques astronomers use to study stars in the sky. If you have a view of Manhattan from your home, you could qualify for a free kit to participate in this research project.

 

Water MattersAQUA-BRIDGE is a web-based Information Communication Technology platform to help solve drinking water purification problems in Kiwalani, Tanzania by allowing effective communication with well water filter users and monitoring filter performance.

 

Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

What's in Our Trash - Getting granular data about what people are throwing into trash cans is important for getting to grips with how to improve New Yorkers' recycling rates. Become a dumpster diver for science, participate in a waste audit.

 

Powering Science with Smartphones - Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to help scientists find new treatments for cancer and HIV/AIDS or search for new materials to capture solar power efficiently. 

 

Swabbing the City - Learn how to gather data for a city-wide genetic study of the subway's micro-biome - the bacteria around us and in us. Collect data in public toilets, too.

 

NYC Soundscapes - Contribute to a crowdsourced project that enables you to record, share and classify interesting soundscapes around NYC. Measure the sound outside your apartment.

 

Glass for the Past - Google Glass, that controversial icon of wearable tech, could be useful for collecting and sharing an online oral history of New York. Help historians to test this new approach, and get a chance to try out Google Glass yourself. 

 

The Manhattan Galaxy -  Learn how the lights of the Manhattan skyline can be studied with the same techniques astronomers use to study stars in the sky. If you have a view of Manhattan from your home, you could qualify for a free kit to participate in this research project.

 

 

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