Ways to foster engagement and learning in science – Nov. 13 (11 ET)

Our next community call will take place next Thursday, November 13. The call is open to the public and will start at 11:00 am ET. Call in details can be found on the call etherpad (where you can also find notes and the agenda) and on the wiki. (If you have trouble with the toll-free number, try one of the numbers at the bottom of this post.)

The Science Lab meeting is our community call, taking place each month, highlighting recent developments and work of the community relevant to science and the web. Join us to hear more about current projects, find out how you can get involved, and hear from others about their work in and around open research.

This month, we’ll be hearing from a number of community members on how they spur engagement and foster learning in their work.
On this topic, we’ll hear from Demitiri Muna (@demitrimuna) from Ohio State University on the work they’re doing with Trillian (one of the projects you can get involved with via our new Collaborate page). He’s been working to make open data in astronomy usable and has teamed up with Max Ogden from Dat to explore new ways of making this happen.

We’ll also hear from Jake Vanderplas, the director of research for University of Washington’s new Data Science Environment funded by the Sloan and Moore Foundations. They have a neat new data science incubator they’re running to provide support to researchers at UW. Do tune in.

And last but not least, we’ll be joined by astronomer and TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. She’ll be updating us on some of her work in bringing astronomy to the masses as well as giving us a sneak peak to .Astronomy – an event coming to the Adler this December.

Have an update, blog post or event you’d like to share relevant to open science? Add it to the etherpad (see ‘Non Verbal Updates’, line ~107). It’s a great way to share what you’re working on and/or interested in with the community. Don’t be shy. Have a look at last month’s notes for an idea of what others contributed to the conversation.

Mark your calendars, tune in and help us spread the word – everyone is welcome. For call-in details and links to the etherpad, visit our wiki page. We hope you’ll join us.

Note: Having trouble dialing in? Try one of these numbers. (Note that they are toll calls and you’ll be charged by your telephone company if the number is long-distance.)
After you enter the extension, you’ll be asked for the conference ID, which is 7677.

  • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, extension 92
  • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, extension 92
  • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, extension 92
  • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, extension 92
  • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, extension 92
  • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, extension 92
  • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, extension 92