Monthly Archives: October 2016

Transcribing history

Thanh Hoang
March 24, 2016
Citizen Science Project
Science National Honors Society
The project that I had decided to do was AnnoTate, one of the many Zooniverse projects. In this project, I transcribed archived personal papers and documents in order to make reading such documents much easier for the scientists studying them. While browsing through the projects presented by Zooniverse, AnnoTate stood out among others, for it was a project that benefitted social and linguistic anthropology, a field of science that has not been much heard of in the current generation; anthropology is a science that I was not interested in until after I finished this project. After finishing the project, I felt all sorts of emotions from all of the different documents and papers, especially the sad ones, I had read and enjoyed it.
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Planet Hunters

By Christian Garcia
Citizens Science Projects
The Project I did was called Planet Hunters and in this project I helped by finding planets by looking atthe dimming of a star. If the star is dimmer than others then there could be a planet in front of it. I chose this project because it had to do with space and I find space to be very interesting since everything is so far away. After doing my part I feel like I have helped the science community a bit with finding planetsthat could possibly serve as a new planet for human life to thrive on in the future. The website I used was http://www.planet hunters.org.

Landscape Watch

By Jasmin Aviles

Citizen Science Project

For my citizen science project I decided to do it on Landscape Watch. The goal is to identify the landscape change in New Hampshire over a period of 8 years. My job was toidentify the percent of change in buildings, vegetation, non-vegetation, water and tree canopy.I chose to do this project because I am interested in nature and how much it changes over theyears. Now that I have completed my part I feel good to know that I was able to learn moreabout where plants grow the best and how much they can be affected depending on theweather.

Ferret Spotlighting

By Christian Garcia
Community Outreach Summary
I went on the Black footed ferret field trip which was an overnight trip near flagstaff. During this trip mygroup and I searched for a much endangered species and were tasked with capturing one from the wild.The purpose for this was to check their health and also to put a microchip so that scientists know wherethey are at. I joined the project because it seemed like a fun and interesting thing to do. This helped thecommunity because we are helping an endangered species come back from near extinction. Learningmore about science is important because it helps explain why things happen the way they do. I felt greatafter doing this project because it took several hours just to spot one and then catching it made theexperience even better.