I cannot say it any better than Jai and Jarrett so in their own words The #SciFund Challenge is an experiment – can scientists use crowdfunding to fund their research? The current rate of funding for science proposals in the U.S. is ~20%. The current rate for crowdfunding statues of RoboCop in Detroit is 135% . . . → Read More: SciFund Challenge: The Aquatic Projects
#SciFund is back and bigger than ever. During the month of May, 75 scientists are campaigning to raise awareness and funding for their research. There’s an entire page of cool and important aquatic biology projects – check them out, and donate to win fun prizes! . . . → Read More: The return of #Scifund 2: fund cool aquatic biology projects!
Remember the Donor’s Choose campaign? Remember how I offered AMAZING PRIZES to a lucky randomly selected donor? I haven’t forgotten – just got a bit swamped with work and travel. We’re only $171 away from buying a some awesome sea life for this low-income classroom in Utah – donate through Friday and be eligible for . . . → Read More: Two opportunities to make science awesome and WIN PRIZES!
Click to enter the Circus of the Spineless! Welcome the 67th edition of the Circus of the Spineless! It is my distinct honor and privilege to highlight the stars of this here traveling roadshow for the month of October in the year 2011. I hope you can all sit back and enjoy the amusement! Watch . . . → Read More: Circus of the Spineless #67
Science costs money. No matter how clever we are – and trust me, as a graduate student, I have made scientific equipment by combining salvaged parts, scrap lumber from Home Depot, and rubber tie-downs – there’s no getting around the need for supplies or travel or ship time. Traditional funding, such as grants from federal . . . → Read More: Can science be crowdfunded?