technology to support public participation in [X, Y, Z]
Welcome. I'm Anne, a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland iSchool and a Program Associate with the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
At UMD I am a member of the Biotracker Research Lab founded by my advisor, Dr. Jennifer Preece. We study how technology can support citizen science, or public participation in scientific research. For my dissertation I am studying how the motivational affordances of games, including missions and badges, can motivate millennials to contribute to citizen science projects.
My home at the Wilson Center is the Commons Lab. My mission is: to explore the scientific and technological frontier, stimulating discovery and bringing new tools to bear on public policy challenges. Specifically, we are focused on supporting federal open innovation, such as citizen science, other forms of crowdsourcing, and maker/ hacker/ DIY activities.
A full curriculum vitae: here.