Science Cheerleader founder, former Philadelphia 76ers cheerleader, and Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, appointed to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Advisory Council .
Darlene Cavalier has been invited to serve as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. The council provides independent advice to the agency’s Administrator on environmental-policy, technological and management issues. Cavalier will represent ASU’s Center for Engagement & Training in Science & Society (CENTSS) and will serve for two years.
Cavalier spoke at the White House Water Summit in March regarding two initiatives she leads: SciStarter and Science Cheerleader. Cavalier also recently appeared in an interview for SciTech Now , in which she spoke about the great variety of opportunities for citizens to contribute to ongoing scientific projects available through SciStarter.
The Science Cheerleaders (current and former NFL and NBA cheerleaders who are also scientists and engineers) frequently engage people in these citizen science opportunities.
Download Cavalier’s free ebook, made possible by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, The Science of Cheerleading, from iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/…/the-science-of-che…/id1017060454…
Order a copy of The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science, (Cavalier, Kennedy 2016) https://www.amazon.com/Rightful-Place-Science-…/…/0692694838 . This book is the best introduction to the dynamic landscape of citizen science and those seeking to expand its boundaries. Bill Nye the Science Guy agrees: “Do you look at the world around you and try to figure out what’s going on? Do you like to think? You can do citizen science. Start with this book.”