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Darlene Cavalier

Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Founder, SciStarter

Founder, ScienceCheerleader


Darlene Cavalier is a professor of practice at Arizona State University’s Center for Engagement and Training, part of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Professor Cavalier is the founder of SciStarter, founder of Science Cheerleader, and cofounder of ECAST: Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology. She is a founding board member of the Citizen Science Association, a senior advisor at Discover Magazine, and a member of the EPA’s National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology and was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences “Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning” committee.  She is the co-editor of “The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science” (ASU 2016; available on Amazon.com) and the author of “The Science of Cheerleading” (available on iTunes). She resides in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and their four children.  

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Sittenfeld, D., Farooque, M., Helmuth, B., Benson, S., Hostetler, E., Choi, F., Weller, N., Nickerson, C., Todd, K. and Cavalier, D. 2022. "Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities: Informing Community Resilience Policies Through Local Knowledge, Community Values, and Community-Generated Data." Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 7(1): 33.

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Cavalier, Darlene and Lloyd, Jason. September 05, 2017. "Want to Help Shape the Future?." Slate Magazine.

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Cavalier, Darlene and Kennedy, Eric. 2016. The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science. Consortium for Science, Policy, & Outcomes.

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Worthington, Richard, Cavalier, Darlene, Farooque, Mahmud, Gano, Gretchen L., Geddes, Henry, Sander, Steven, et al. 2012. Technology Assessment and Public Participation: From TA to pTA. Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST).

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