Wilson Center Experts
Anne Bowser is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Commons Lab in the Science and Technology Innovation Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she works to support the needs of federal agencies in open innovation and science. Anne is also a PhD canddiate at the University of Maryland College of Library and Information Science, and a designer of Floracaching, a gamified mobile application for citizen science. Her dissertation research focuses on designing technologies to support public participation in scientific research, with a focus on supporting the needs of traditional citizen scientists while also using gamification (the use of elements of game design in non-game contexts) to motivate contributions from new groups of volunteers. She is the author of a recent primer, Data Policies for Public Participation in Scientific Research.