Science and Technology Innovation Program
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Earth Challenge 2020
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In recognition of this milestone Earth Day Network, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the U.S. Department of State are launching Earth Challenge 2020 as the world’s largest coordinated citizen science campaign.
Wilson Center Congressional Technology Labs
Big Tech in 2020: A Presidential Candidate Primer
The Fiscal Ship Game
Can you captain us out of national debt? Play the Fiscal Ship to learn about the federal budget and fiscal sustainability.
Tools for Science: Low Cost Hardware
Through research, analysis, and practical activities exploring different low-cost and open source hardware devices, we are bringing emerging communities together to understand the potential for these technologies to accelerate science, strengthen decision-making, and broaden public participation.
The Plastic Pipeline
The Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Serious Games Initiatives are currently developing an educational digital game, The Plastic Pipeline, which will raise public awareness on the plastic product lifecycle and policies as well as consumer actions to slow plastic leakage into the ocean. Partially funded by the National Geographic Society, this project will address the mounting issue of plastics and target diverse audiences around the globe and extend to related projects on waste management, disposal, and recycling in Asia.
Global Mosquito Alert
The Global Mosquito Alert Consortium is a new citizen science initiative that aims to leverage networks of scientists and volunteers for the global surveillance and control of the mosquito species known to carry the following diseases: Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus. The Global Mosquito Alert will be an open, common set of protocols and toolkit that is augmented with modular components created to meet both global and local research and management needs.
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