Laura Trouille
Director of Citizen Science and co-I for Zooniverse
The Adler Planetarium
United States

Zooniverse is a leading online citizen science platform, with 50 active projects and over 1.6 million registered users. Since 2007, Zooniverse projects have led to over 100 peer-reviewed publications. We partner with hundreds of researchers around the world to unlock their data through these projects. Zooniverse people-powered research projects span the disciplines, from classifying in GalaxyZoo.org to transcribing artists' notebooks in AnnoTate.org.uk to annotating worm videos to further genetic research through WormWatchLab.org to tagging satellite images after a natural disaster to efficiently deploy relief efforts through PlanetaryResponseNetwork.org. 

While earning her Ph.D. in astronomy in 2010 studying galaxy evolution, Dr. Trouille also earned a CIRTL Delta certificate for STEM education research. As a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, Dr. Trouille continued her research on active galaxies as well as co-led the CT-STEM project, bringing computational thinking and modeling curricular materials to high school science and math teachers. In July 2015, Dr. Trouille became Director of Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium and co-I for Zooniverse. She leads the Zooniverse web development (6 developers and a designer) and Teen Programs (5 educators/facilitators) teams at the Adler. The Adler-Zooniverse group works closely with Chris Lintott, PI for Zooniverse, and the eight Zooniverse developers, systems engineer, and team of researchers at the University of Oxford.