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CFP-Citizen Science Technical Board for the 2010 CitizenScience paper competition

Wanted: Citizen Scientists

Youth ages 13-26 are invited to submit original scientific research or position papers to the Citizen Science Technical Board for the 2010 CitizenScience paper competition! Winners will, in addition to publication, have the chance to present their work at the United Nations (UN) Commission on Sustainable Development, convening at UN Headquarters, NYC in 2010.

“The ability to speak before some of the most influential people in the world was indeed an honor and something that I will remember for years to come.” –Lee Blaney, 2005 Citizen Scientist




TOP FIVE reasons to submit your work:

1. Share your passion for addressing the world’s toughest challenges through sound science
2. Join the SustainUS delegation to the 18thSession of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in New York
3. Present your work and communicate the importance of youth involvement to international leaders
5. Get published in Citizen Science
6. Start a relationship with the premier youth-run network for sustainable development, SustainUS!

CitizenScience, the science and technology program of SustainUS, is hosting its annual paper competition. The winning submission from each group will be published in Citizen Science, an online journal that honors youth in the United States that are interested in enriching public dialogue with innovative and scientific approaches to sustainable development. In addition, authors of winning submissions will have the opportunity of presenting their paper at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development’s 19th Session (UN CSD-19) in New York City in May 2011.

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 current session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. UN CSD-19’s topics are: Transport, Chemicals, Waste Management (Hazardous & Solid Waste), Mining, and 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption & Production Patterns. Papers need not describe original research, though original research is welcome and encouraged. Based on current education affiliation, submissions will be divided and judged in the following groups: high-school, undergraduate, and graduate.

Please submit your paper to the Citizen Science Technical Board. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2011. Please direct all paper submissions and questions to
For more information, competition entry rules, and winning papers from prior years, please visit

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