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1. Dr. Zeinab Khalil, Soils for Science, Australia: Soils for Science employs citizen volunteers to collect soil samples to generate a database of microbes living in their environments, and educate the public on antibiotic resistance and how to mitigate that.
2. Karen Verstraelen, Amai! What an amazing AI-dea!, Belgium: Amai! What an amazing AI-dea! co-creates AI research projects with community members through every stage to encourage a more positive outlook on AI in civil society.
3. Gianpiero Petruzziello, MOSAIC – Mission-oriented Swafs to advance innovation through co-creation, Belgium: The MOSAIC project is a collaborative effort among European cities and civil society actors to find local sustainable solutions for Climate neutral and smart cities.
4. Boris Worm, Ocean School, Canada: Ocean School is a global online education project providing young learners and educators with free to use modules and stories from diverse storytellers to advance environmental awareness and ocean literacy. https://www.scienceupfirst.com
5. Marianne Mader, ScienceUpFirst, Canada: The ScienceUpFirst initiative combines expert scientific knowledge and communtiy-identified areas of need to create engaging social media content and combat online misinformation
6. Claudio Canales, Concierto Sentido: Scientific Concerts, Chile: Con-Cierto Sentido is a series of stage shows explaining scientific concepts and promoting diversity through the stimulation of the senses.
7. Cecilia Manosa Nyblon, We Still Have a Chance: 12 Climate Stories for 12 Days of COP27 between the UK and Egypt, Egypt: WE still have a Chance uses the platform of COP to communicate new climate narratives, linking science, health, arts, education, and humanities, to raise awareness of the urgent need for collective climate action.
8. Sonny YDE, Vis ma vie de Chercheur.euses, France: Vis ma vie de Chercheur.euses is an experiential learning opportunity based on the concepts of molecular biology and genetics for students to consolidate their class theories with practical application in an immersive crime mystery they must solve.
9. Kelly Achenbach, COESO: Collaborative Engagement on Societal Issues, France: COESO fosters the growth of participatory research in the social sciences and humanities by enabeling citizen science research projects and by developing an online working hub for science experts and citizen scientists to-create research.
10. Mike von der Nahmer, Growing Wise: Powering Education through Art, Science, and Human Experience, Germany: Growing Wise – Through Science and Music uses workshops and performances to enhance interdisciplinary research and education.
11. Fabian Feutlinske, Natural Entrepreneurs – Nature-inspired Entrepreneurship in Schools, Germany: Natural Entrepreneurs project empowers students to find solutions to an SDG of their choice, sharing their research across global borders to foster collaboration and networking within the youth science community.
12. Audrey Podann, Clowning for New Research, Germany: Clowning for new research has clown actors going directly to the public to collect their research ideas and areas of interest, bringing community concerns to the forefront of scientific research.
13. Menelaos Sotiriou, Learning Science Through Theater, Greece: Learning Science Through Theater requires member students to create, organize, and perform a theatrical presentation of their scientific knowledge based on their respective levels’ curriculums to integrate science and art.
14. Julián Amorín, Dr. Demo’s Laboratory-Science Show, Guatemala: Doctor Demo’s Laboratory puts on science demonstrations using common items to explain scientific principles and each demonstration is catered to its audience to make science as accessible as possible.
15. Megha Saklani, Mobile Science Lab : Taking Science Lab to School Children, India: The Mobile Science Lab drives to rural schools in Gujarat with little or outdated science equipment to give them hands on experience and educational tools, as well as organizing community outreach nights to reach families and community members.
16. Eran Tauber, Sleep – Third of Life, Israel: Sleep – Third of Life collaborates with students to conduct sleep research and show them the benefits of a healthy sleep.
17. Andrea Brunello, Augmented Lectures, Italy: Augmented Lectures are theatrical shows created by a scientist and actor/actress pair to explain scientific concepts in a fun and entertaining way and increase audiences’ critical thinking.
18. Masahiko Inami, JST ERATO Inami JIZAI Body Project, Japan: JST ERATO Inami JIZAI Body Project pushes the limits of the human body using VR simulations, engaging scientists and community members alike to see what possibilities come to light.
19. Archie Forpoh, Tech for High School Initiative, Liberia: Tech for High School Initiative is setting up computer technology infrastructures to support students and teachers in developing their skills through problem-solving initiatives to get practical experience using these skills.
20. Rodrick Sambakunsi, One for All, All for One, a vaccine engagement project, Malawi: One for All, All for One is a vaccine engagement project that co-createsgraphic based vaccine engagement resources.
21. Nicola Veitch, Parasite Street Science: Talk About Tsetses, Malawi: Parasite Street Science is a series of street performances on African Sleeping Sickness to bring more trust between community members and science and local health authorities.
22. Chuck Chuan Ng, Vetiver Bioremediation (Vet-BioR), Malaysia: Vetiver Bioremediation (Vet-BioR) teaches Malaysian youth scientific methods of restoration through green technology through the fundamental knowledge of nature-based solutions (NbS) approach.
23. Emma Clarke, Equal by Nature, Malta: Equal by nature seeks to use genetics to bring together refugees and local citizens in Malta in a series of workshops exploring themes of race, identity, belonging and community.
24. Maria Gutierrez, Community monitoring: collective diagnosis and action plan for the recovery of the Manialtepec River watershed, Mexico: Community monitoring: collective diagnosis and action plan for the recovery of the Manialtepec River watershed encourages community members to take ownership for the monitoring of their ecosystems and understanding how to take care of it, reducing pollution and encouraging collabortive efforts.
25. Gaspar Come, Bate-Papo Let’s Talk About Vaccines!, Mozambique: The let’s Talk About Vaccines Study Project brings vaccine awareness to communities with high under-two routine drop out rates through educating local health care workers and families .
26. Sharon Unsworth, Kletskoppen, Netherlands: Kletskoppen organises activities to let children from diverse backgrounds discover the science behind language through workshops, online resources, and local festivals
27. Jessie Waalwijk, A word about tomorrow, Netherlands: A Word About Tomorrow facilitates community dialgoue through open library discussion and question sessions, encouraging research on issues brought up by local citizens.
28. Andrew Mills, Tūhura Tuarangi – Aotearoa in Space, New Zealand: Tūhura Tuarangi – Aotearoa in Space is a series of travelling workshops to engage visitors in hands on science experience and technological advancements made locally.
29. Kelechi Ezeudensi, NEURO-G PROJECT, Nigeria: Neuro-G Clubs run in 12 schools across Nigeria and focus on peer education on a neuroscience curriculum, scientific writing and the research process, and trips to established neuroscience facilities.
30. Reidun Norvoll, YouCount, Norway: The YouCount project fosters youth Citizen Science research and networking to increase social inclusion of young people, spread across 9 countries, and a global coworking and sharing hub.
31. Emily (Emi) Koch, Coast 2 Coast, Peru: Coast 2 Coast is a non-profit organization that provides educational resources where teachers then encourage students to undertake their own citizen science research projects and analyze their findings.
32. Mark Peñalver, The Flow of the River: A Community-based Water Monitoring System, Philippines: The Flow of the River project collaborates with local youth “water guardians” to monitor the quality of water available to the community and bring data to policy makers for change.
33. Ilídio André Costa, CoAstro: @n Astronomy Condo, Portugal: CoAstro offers a platform for astronomy research and knowledge to freely flow between scientists and communities, providing a more accessible stage to those who need it.
34. Israel Smart, One-Child Africa, Rwanda: One-Child Africa provides easily accessible science education resources and workshop opportunities to children, especially young girls by fun and interactive learning while instilling key STEM skills that prepare them for their future.
35. Samuel Kovacik, Vedátor, Slovakia: Vedátor produces many wide-reaching forms of media, including articles, books, radio segments, and Instragram stories to engage the public’s interest in scientific news and events.
36. Adivhaho Bridgette Mphaphuli, STEM-Pro, South Africa: STEM-Pro seeks to increase awareness and interest in STEM and highlights STEM opportunities available to students of all ages through hands on workshops, mentorships, and networking events.
37. Sibusiso Biyela, Ilukuluku: Let’s Talk Science In Our Own Language, South Africa: Ilukuluku is a scientific podcast done in the Zulu language to make science more accessible and show science is available to everyone, no matter where you’re from.
38. Mayumi Manamperi, The community-directed health care volunteers model for the leishmaniasis disease control in Medawachchiya PHI Area , Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka: The community-directed health care volunteers model for the leishmaniasis disease control offers workshops to communities to take control of disease prevention and care in hard to reach areas.
39. Julia Brink, The Plastic Experiment, Sweden: The Plastic Experiment follows school pupils as collect plastic and research its effects on their local environments while learning about sustainability and environmental protection, and observing how behaviours change as a result of this engagement.
40. David Pamies, Animal experimentation and 3Rs: Engaging teachers and students, Switzerland: Animal experimentation and 3Rs visits schools to increase public awareness about animal testing in science and how it can be remedied, giving students the chance to speak on a serious topic and build their critical thinking skills.
41. Lucas Mndewa, Turning the Hazardous Organic Food wastes into farm input solutions to boost the incomes of the rural poor, United Republic of Tanzania: Turning the Hazardous Organic Food wastes into farm input solutions to boost the incomes of the rural poor encourages small scale farmers to use their organic waste in renewable and sustainable ways.
42. Sinead Rhodes, EPIC Think Learn, United Kingdom: EPIC co-creates research with neurodivergent children and families to create and distribute resources that make every day learning more accessible and help partens and teaches to understand and support neurodivergent young people.
43. Heather Doran, The Evidence Chamber, United Kingdom: The Evidence Chamber engages the public with the complexities and uncertainty of forensic science evidence and immerses audiences in the jury process, witnessing fist hand what gets evaluated in a trial, as a way to unravel the crime drama effect
44. Bob Christer, Atelier Labs United Kingdom: Atelier Labs empowers disabled children to collaborate with chemists and artists in research projects, leaving them more confident and welcomed in academia and enables chemists to communicate chemistry concepts beyond verbal language.
45. Anna Middleton, Citizens’ Jury on Human Embryo Editing, United Kingdom: UK Citizens’ Jury on Genome Editing is an open space for debate on the critical issue of genome editing between scientific experts and citizens living with genetic diseases, culminating in policy recommendations for policy makers moving forward.
46. Dr. Sam Gregson, The Ministry of Sense: Hunting the Higgs, United Kingdom: The Ministry of Sense is dedicated to producing exciting and interactive science comedy shows that introduce school (10+), adult and family audiences to high level science topics and the fascinating worlds of the scientific method and critical thinking.
47. Yamilée Toussaint Beach, Empowering Girls through STEM and Dance, United States of America: STEM From Dance is a dance program where underrepresented minority girls learn through the creative and confidence-building aspects of dance to code lights, use drones to film, create music, and support eachother in their STEM educations.
48. Hassan Farah, Our Future Is Science, United States of America: Our Future is Science is a BIPOC peer mentorship program connecting secondary school students with STEAM graduates to identify community issues and come to STEAM based solutions.
49. Anna Voelker, SciAccess: Breaking Down Barriers to STEM, United States of America: SciAccess breaks down barriers to science for people with disabilities in STEM and human space exploration.
50. Nkosana Masuku, Sciency, Zimbabwe: The Sciency Project offers students a dynmaic and immersive STEM learning environment, participating in hands-on projects to build their academic confidence and problem-solving skills.