In “Power to the People: Addressing Big Data Challenges in Neuroscience by Creating a New Cadre of Citizen Neuroscientists”, authors Zoran Popovic and Jane Roskams discuss how online games like Foldit, Eterna, and Eyewire—and now a new neuroscience game in public beta, Mozak—are fueling a people-powered research science (PPRS) revolution, creating a global community of “new experts” that over time synergize with computational efforts to accelerate scientific progress, empowering us to use our collective cerebral talents to drive our understanding of our brain. Get started today and join us at www.mozak.science !
We’re hiring a Developer!
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field AND 2+ years’ experience programming with object- oriented design, system architecture and design, user interface design and evaluation. Additional requirements include:
-Demonstrated ability to release quality products on schedule
-Must have excellent communication and documentation skills
-Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and independently
-Fast turnaround times and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
-Ability to multitask and work with multiple teams simultaneously
The Fall Story Problem Challenge Has Started!
The Fall 2016 Story Problem Challenge is underway! If you’re reading this and it’s before October 28th, it is absolutely not too late for your class or student to sign up and participate. Simply visit the teachers registration page to get started.
Riddle Books and the Teacher Copilot are completely free, and will work on any recent web browser. Any class with access to a PC, Mac or Chromebook can participate in the challenge. Please note – while Riddle Books may work on some Microsoft Surface tablets, the software is not currently compatible with iPads.
We look forward to following the progress all week, and you can too via wa.algebrachallenge.org !
Mozak Visits the White House Frontiers Conference!
We are simply delighted today to be taking part in the White House Frontiers Conference with Mozak! For up to the minute news, visit our Mozak social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, or just head right over to the website and get signed up before public beta (we’re letting in waves of people frequently now to test new features).
CGS Fall Update
It’s fall once again at the University of Washington, so let’s take a look at some of our teams and what they’re up to right now:
Algebra Challenge: Our fall Story Problem Challenge signups are launching on Monday morning! During this fall challenge teachers and students will use the teacher copilot software and Riddle Books to play. Students of all levels and grades with an interest in math are welcome! Private schools, home school groups and math clubs are also invited. There is no limit to how much time each student can use to play during this period. Learn more and bookmark the Challenge website, so you and your team can be prepared to play and follow along when the challenge starts October 24th. You can also play the Riddle Books demo right now!
Foldit: September 30 is Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day, and they have introduced Puzzle 1291: Dysferlin C2B Domain to commemorate this day and to spread awareness to the Foldit community. Our collaborators at the Jain Foundation asked Foldit players to model the structure of dysferlin to better understand its function, and of course they are happy to help! You may have also noticed the latest Nature publication, as well.