Faculty Advisor

Foo, Katherine

Faculty Advisor

Stanlick, Sarah Eliza


Citizen science is being utilized around the world as a tool to involve non-professionals in the scientific process and advance the open science movement. However, it has been observed that there is a lack of demographic diversity within programs. Our project was designed to help citizen science programs encourage diversity through the use of guidelines and a video. After collecting data through a literature review, interviews, and a survey, we determined the most prevalent barriers and established methods to reduce these barriers. Our findings then informed the creation of our guidelines and video to aid program leaders. Through these deliverables, our project will give programs the tools to encourage diversity and align with the main principle of open science, science for all.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs