Citizen Science

While pursuing interdisciplinary research projects for their degrees, PhD students will also gain experience in the development and management of citizen science projects, advancing not just outreach but also actual research. IDEAS trainees will spend approximately 15% of their time over one year working in small interdisciplinary teams on the planning, development, and ultimate launch of a citizen science project related to their research. IDEAS trainees who do not receive NSF funding will still have the opportunity to participate in this experience.