Monday, November 19, 2007

Be a Published Citizen Scientist!

Youth age 13-26 are invited to submit original scientific research or position papers for the 2008 Citizen Science paper competition! Winners will have their papers published in the online journal Citizen Science, as well as have the opportunity to present their work at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

TOP FIVE reasons to submit your work:

  • Share your passion for addressing the world's toughest challenges through sound science
  • Join the SustainUS delegation to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in New York
  • Present your work and communicate the importance of youth involvement to international leaders
  • Get published in Citizen Science
  • Start a relationship with the premier youth-run network for sustainable development, SustainUS!

Citizen Science, a program of SustainUS, is hosting our annual paper competition. The winning work will be published in Citizen Science, an online journal that honors young people in the United States who are interested in enriching public dialogue with innovative, scientific approaches to sustainable development. Authors of winning papers will also present their work at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development's 16th Session in New York City in May 2008.

Papers should be written for a non-scientific audience on natural or social science topics related to the economic, social, technological or environmental dimensions of sustainable development addressed by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. This year's topics are: agriculture, rural development, land, drought, desertification and Africa. Papers need not describe original research, though original research is welcome and encouraged.

The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2008. Please send all paper submissions and questions about the competition to For more information, competition entry rules, and winning papers from prior years, please visit

Application for Citizen Science 2008

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