Adventures in Ethics and Science

About 5 hours ago, “HP from Palo Alto, California” just rocked our world (and helped a bunch of public school classrooms) by plunking down $50 on each of the 13 challenges mounted by ScienceBlogs bloggers in the DonorsChoose 2009 Social Media Challenge. That’s a total of $650!

I’m thinking there’s a good chance that the “HP” here is Hewlett-Packard, in which case “Yay!” for the historic high-tech firm finding the ScienceBlogs challenges and supporting them unprompted. But if “HP from Palo Alto, California” is an individual donor, here’s a big “Yay!” for that awesome act of individual generosity.

Either way, HP rocks (and should totally claim a chemical structure sampler from me if one is desired)!

UPDATE: HP seems to have donated $50 to every challenge in the whole drive — making this a huge total donation indeed! Go HP!


  1. #1 DrugMonkey
    October 9, 2009

    Wow! That is a tidy sum indeed if they hit all of the Social Media Challenges. Gotta be the company, eh? Glad to see them involved.