Open acces book: The Science of Citizen Science
Roeland Samson is one of the editors of a new open access book: The Science of Citizen Science. This book is the result of intensive collaboration and exchange within a European network on citizen science. Within this COST-action project more than 100 authors from 24 countries contributed. This Springer book offers higher education institutions the opportunity to reflect on both the substantive contributions to research and the societal added value of citizen science. In addition, the book offers practical support for the implementation of projects and also addresses emerging topics such as Citizen Science and Artificial Intelligence.
Academic Council for Service to Society Award 2019
Sander Wuyts laureate for EOS-pipet
Sander Wuyts discovered that fermented carrot juice contains a wide variety of lactic acid bacteria, and that these healthy bacteria boost the immune system. For his research, Wuyts enlisted the help of fourteen volunteers, who fermented carrot juice in their own kitchen. Wuyts used their input as a data source.Bacteria in fermented food, such as yoghurt or cheese, are said to be good for one's health. Wuyts' research is an important addition to the limited number of studies that have already been conducted into this.