[Coral-List] SciFund Challenge
lindsay.aylesworth at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 13 02:25:38 EST 2014
Hello, Coral Listserv!
This is just an FYI that #SciFund, the largest Science Crowdfunding project
on the internet, has launched its fourth round at
https://experiment.com/institutions/scifund. Last time, we raised $76K
for science. This time, with 23 projects, we've already hit $15K, and
it's just going up.
So, I'm not emailing this listserv to ask
people to go and donate. Although, if you're inclined, great. But what
we'd be even more interested in is if you would send this information
out to friends, students, etc., who would be interested in learning more
about some of the great Science being done by #SciFund participants.
Helping us spread the word through facebook, twitter and other forms of social media would be greatly appreciated.
goal behind #SciFund is to give young scientists an incentive to get
out there and begin to couple outreach to the earliest stages of their
research programs. We ask that participants create videos about their
research, and encourage them to create rewards for donations that will
make them involve the general public with their work on into the future.
time around there are some wonderful marine project videos (some of
them might even be worth using in classes) of people communicating their
research. Here are a few great marine examples
What are the feeding habitats of threatened sharks?
Searching for seahorses & sustainability
Sex in the sea: uncovering the mating behavior of giant sea bass
Using DNA to protect Fiji's fisheries
How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal?
And these are just a few of the marine projects in this round. For more
projects and videos, check out
If you're interested
in science crowdfunding in general,
check out this great post by Zen
or the SciFund blog at
has a statistical analysis of some results from previous rounds.
Thanks, and, please, spread the word!
University of British Columbia
lindsay.aylesworth at gmail.com
I'm crowdfunding with #Scifund Challenge:
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