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Citizen Science and Community Data:
Inspiring Engagement Between CMU and Local Communities

The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries invites you to join a panel of experts from around the University for a virtual discussion celebrating the impact of citizen science and community data in Pittsburgh and beyond. Moderator Emma Slayton, the Libraries’ Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist, will explore the exciting work of three CMU leaders as they share their passion for community-focused projects, innovative approaches to engaging communities in collecting and utilizing their own data, and ideas on how those in academia can support community-led advocacy.

Each panelist brings their own unique experience using community data throughout every step of a project, from working with community partners to collect data, to using open science to bridge the gap between academic institutions and community organizations, to understanding how to tell a story with data to further positive social change. We hope you leave the discussion excited about the impact of citizen science and community data, and with innovative new tools to help you engage your own communities in future work. 

This is a virtual event. Please register to attend. The event link will be included in the confirmation.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
6:30 pm EST

Meet our Panelists:

Sayeed Choudhury is the current director of the Open Source Programs Office at CMU Libraries. In his previous role at Johns Hopkins University, he worked with the St. Francis Neighborhood Center to promote more transparent data sharing between local communities and the university, and raise awareness about local health care.

Sayeed Choudhury 

Mickey McGlasson is a community data scientist at CMU’s Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab, where he works in partnership with people and organizations across the Pittsburgh region to collect, analyze, and visualize data.

Mickey McGlasson 

Alex Hiniker is the director of Sustainability Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon, where she is responsible for incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals into the university's education, research, and practices. Alex's approach is informed by her experience partnering with communities across the globe to determine how they can use their data to combat societal problems.

Alex Hiniker 

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