The first ever DC-based “Science Hack Day” resulted in an impressive variety of projects and ideas. One of the event’s organizers, Elizabeth Tyson, provides a review of what happened and looks ahead to what’s next in this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Perfomring Arts put together a short recap that captures the essence of the weekend.

Elizabeth Tyson is a New Projects Manager/Researcher in the Science and Technology Innovation Program. She co-directs the Commons Lab and scouts and maintains new collaborations and conducts original research exploring the uses of citizen science in domestically and abroad. Elizabeth also reviews and edits publications on citizen science and crowdsourcing including Citizen Science and Policy: A European Perspective, Typology of Citizen Science from an Intellectual Property Perspective and Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science and the Law. She is passionate about environmental conservation and captivated by the potential of citizen science, design and technology as a tool for furthering civic participation, public understanding of science and diverse stakeholder collaboration and cooperation. 

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.