Still grading papers (different ones, but still) and I felt the sudden need to draw some bar graphs. Surely I’m not the only one who finds bar graphs soothing.
In any case, we’re at the halfway mark for the 2007 DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge, and it seemed like a good time to check the ScienceBloggers’ progress. First, check out the progress-toward-goal graph:
We’ve taken some big strides — there are now four blogs (Deep Sea News, Retrospectacle, evolgen, and Signout) that have exceeded their goals. Five others (The Questionable Authority, Omni Brain, Pharyngula, Thoughts from Kansas, and Thus Spake Zuska) are more than halfway to their goals.
A few more bar graphs with some top-5 lists:
The total amount raised so far is $36,859 (plus the $15,000 in matching funds from Seed).
What do you supposed we can raise by the end of the month?
Don’t forget that Seed is offering prizes for donors, holding prize drawings for the next three Tuesdays (October 16, October 23, and October 30) for
- 21 “Seed Hearts Threadless” tee shirts (7 per week; design here )
- 21 ScienceBlogs mugs (7 per week)
- 21 subscriptions to Seed magazine (7 per week)
- 9 copies of “The Best American Science Writing 2007” (3 per week)
To get in on today’s drawing, forward your e-mail receipt from DonorsChoose to firstname.lastname@example.org before noon East Coast time.
If you miss this week’s drawing, don’t worry — you can still get in on the drawings on Tuesday the 23rd, and Tuesday the 30th. And don’t forget, at the end of the whole DonorsChoose drive (which is to say, after the last moment of October 31st), we’ll take everyone who ever entered the drawing and draw one final winner for an iPod Nano.
Hit those challenges and help some teachers and kids!