Happy New Year! Classes are back in swing today here at NC State and we’re slowly but surely digging ourselves out from under the pile of emails that accumulated over the winter break.

A few exciting research developments and stories emerged while we were on our holiday hiatus, and we thought we should dedicate our first post in 2015 to catching you up those items you may have missed:

  • Visually explore Wild Life of Our Homes data: We’ve launched a new data visualization page for the Wild Life of Our Homes project. Download microbial data sets (inner and outer door frames from 1000 homes) and use Phinch, an innovative visualization tool, to help us understand what species live where and why. In a December 19 blog post, Rob explains how our collaboration with Phinch may lead us to a whole new way of doing citizen science.