This webinar starts with a short introduction to OpenAIRE, followed by a description of OpenAIRE Citizen Science Initiatives and activities. More specific, the presentation focuses on the:
School Seismograph Network
Bringing Nobel Prize Physics to the Classroom with Zenodo
How you can participate and how to follow training actions
Highlight: New students discovery in the Open Schools Journal for Open Science: "Since 2009, Kepler Space Telescope has been recording small reductions (eclipses) in the light of distant stars due to the transit of planets in front of them. Our goal is to detect planets in orbit around distant stars from Kepler's mission data, following the Reading Method using two programs written by our team in programme language C. If the readings are detected and confirmed, we proceed to their analysis. characteristics of the planet: Ray, inclination, distance from the star, and especially if it is in the so-called "habitable zone" which will make it possible to maintain life. However, we have already identified such an exoplanet in orbit around the star KIC 1432789, the characteristics of which our team analyzed for the first time." - from
Eugenia Kypriotis holds a degree from the History and Philosophy of Science Department of the University of Athens and a Master’s Degree (MSc) on Science Communication from Imperial College London. Her career path started in a Greek NGO, as a Project Manager, dealing with the spread of science to public. Later on, she worked at the Greek Ministry of Education with the team of the General Secretary as an external associate and the following years she was engaged as Special Associate to the Greek Prime Minister, in the "Innovation and Good Practices Unit", where she worked on the technology and new media integration in the Greek educational system. She has been working in the team of the Research and Development department of "Ellinogermaniki Agogi" since November 2012, concentrating on large scale implementation projects, on the use of Open Data in Education and on Citizen Science initiatives.
Androniki Pavlidou, holds a Mathematics degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and an MSc in Science and Innovation Management from the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Worked as a project manager in OpenMinTeD project and is currently working in OpenAIRE-Advance Open Innovation and Citizen Science tasks. Androniki is a dedicated task driven innovator, who is passionate about technology, and turning research findings into innovative products.