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Saturday, 23 April 2022 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Saturday, 23 April 2022 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Come celebrate Citizen Science Month with us as we celebrate public participation and collaboration in science! Topics at the edges of our scientific understanding abound with opportunities for amateur scientists and cross-disciplinary teams. In this online symposium, career scientists will discuss the successes and challenges of inviting public participation in their work and aim to inspire future participatory teams and citizen scientists.Please plan to attend this highly interactive event with your microphone and camera so that you may engage with the speakers and fellow attendees. We will start the day with a speed networking session. At the midday break, students and professors will be invited to join an Aspiring Explorers meeting. Throughout the day, SSE members will be offered extended Q&A options, and all attendees will have opportunities to network and converse in the virtual social lounge.
This event is being held at Airmeet, a highly interactive conference platform. Airmeet is best experienced on a desktop or laptop computer using Chrome.
Since 1982, the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has provided a professional forum for presentations, criticism, and debate concerning topics, which for various reasons, are ignored or studied inadequately within mainstream science. The SSE also promotes improved understanding of those factors that unnecessarily limit the scope of scientific inquiry, such as sociological constraints, restrictive world views, hidden theoretical assumptions, and the temptation to convert prevailing theory into prevailing dogma.
Houran has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Springfield (USA) and a Doctorate in Medicine (Psychology) from the University of Adelaide (Australia). He serves as Research Director at Integrated Knowledge Systems (IKS) in the USA, Research Professor at the Instituto Politecnico de Gestao e Tecnologia (ISLA) in Portugal, as well as is an editorial board member of the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, special consultant for the Australian Journal of Parapsychology, and the new EiC of JSE.
Dr. Villarroel is the project leader of the ”Vanishing & Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations ”(VASCO) project where she is searching for vanishing stars and other anomalies in the sky. She received her PhD in astronomy from Uppsala University in 2017. She is currently an international postdoctoral researcher sharing her time between Nordita and IAC Tenerife (Spain). In March 2021, she received the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science prize in Sweden for her search for vanishing stars.
Dr. Laythe obtained both his master’s and a doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of New Hampshire. He serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Religious and Anomalous Experience, Associate Editor of the JSE, and works as a forensic psychologist specializing in Veterans with his company, Iudicium.
Annalisa is an educator, researcher, and administrator supporting edge science fields with a particular interest in public scholarship, science communication, and exceptional experiences. She is a Professional Member and Executive Director of the Parapsychological Association, Community Manager and Full Member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the Founder of Public Parapsychology.
Ramsés is a researcher, administrator, and educator in the field of parapsychology. He is the Chief Researcher of the “Parapsychological Unit of Research, Dissemination and Education” (Unidad Parapsicológica de Investigación, Difusión y Enseñanza - UPIDE), founding member of the “Research Center of Sintergy and Consciousness”, and the Office Manager of the Parapsychological Association.
Irina is an Associate Professor in Earth Sciences at the largest university in Norway (NTNU), with a MSc degree in Applied Mathematics and a PhD degree in Geophysics. She is an educator in the fields of climatology, glaciology, and natural hazards, a (co-)leader of international projects on the climate evolution and glaciations in Greenland, Antarctica, Central Asia, Patagonia, and Northern Europe and an editor on the European Geosciences Union journal “Climate of the Past”.
Three-minute match-ups will be hosted by the Airmeet platform. Come early and start the event having already met up to 10 new people.
James will summarize his inaugural editorial from the March 2022 issue of the JSE. There he explained the rationale for the JSE to begin actively promoting and publishing research that features “participatory team” and citizen” science. Indeed, topics in anomalistics and frontier science are inherently complex challenges that are especially amenable to team approaches with cross-disciplinary perspectives.
Journal of Scientific Exploration
The discovery of anomalies in astronomy has historically pushed the boundaries of research. From the discovery of quasars to pulsars to the modern fast radio bursts (FRBs), science seldom makes as fast jumps in progress as when a new phenomenon emerges. In this talk, I review how some previous “anomalies” over decades have become mainstream science, and how the searches for anomalies, and hopes of finding signs of extraterrestrial intelligence, serves as a driving force. In light of this, I will present the search for astronomical anomalies with the Vanishing & Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations (VASCO) project, that includes automated searches for anomalies as well as a citizen science project. I will present the current status and highlight the most interesting results.
Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics (Stockholm)
Brian will discuss his nearly fourteen years of experience educating and organizing both students and laypeople towards the successful preparation and implementation of citizen-science research projects in academic haunting research. Areas will include realistic and appropriate pedagogy for laypeople, realistic outcomes for assignments and projects, and logistic, ideological, and interpersonal issues researchers should prepare for. Examples from previous ISRAE fieldwork teams and current projects in citizenedgesceince.net will be discussed.
Institute for the Study of Religious and Anomalous Experience
Grab a cup and/or a bite and join fellow attendees in the social lounge for some midday conversation. If you are a university student or professor, consider joining the Aspiring Explorers Meeting (link TBA).
This talk presents the transdisciplinary project REACT (from REsistance to ACTion, www.react-project.com) that links natural, social, and educational sciences with arts, technology, and non-academic partnerships to develop novel low-risk climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. We invite partners from all subdisciplines of parapsychology, including psi partitioners, to join the project and integrate extrasensory methods into the design and implementation of lab and on-site experiments that can serve as a proof of concept. By demonstrating the potential of a fusion between traditional and parapsychological approaches, we will consolidate our position as a highly interdisciplinary research team and ensure the support of more daring, large-scale experiments through national and international funding schemes.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
In a series of volunteer-run events that took place between December 2021 and January 2022, the Public Parapsychology Community provided a virtual space for academics and members of the public to explore the application of consciousness-based practices as change agents to help combat the global climate crisis. Three new initiatives emerged from this open online process, which began with a workshop and ideathon, and then ended in a collaborative sprint. We will give a short update on those projects, the successes and challenges of the workshop/ideathon/sprint formula for collaborative research, and how it might be implemented by others in the scientific community.
Unidad Parapsicológica de Investigación, Difusión y Enseñanza - UPIDE
Grab a seat at a table in the virtual social lounge and discuss you insights from the day.
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