MSI PI Lucy Fortson (professor, Physics and Astronomy) has received recognition from the American Physical Society (APS) for her leadership of the citizen-science platform Zooniverse.org, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in December. Professor Fortson received the Nicholson Medal for Outreach by the APS "for extraordinary work in bringing the excitement and discovery of scientific research to the public through her leadership of the Zooniverse project." An announcement of this award appears on the physics and astronomy website: Fortson Receives Nicholson Medal for Outreach.
An article about the anniversary appears on the Zooniverse blog: Zooniverse is 10 Today!
MSI has partnered with Professor Fortson and other PIs on projects using Zooniverse. Some of these were featured on the MSI website:
- February 2019: Eyes on the Wild
- February 2018: New Citizen-Science Project, Snapshot Serengeti, Launches
- July 2015: Wildlife in the Serengeti
- November 2014: Translational Informatics