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Science Bloggers for Students 2012

I’m barely keeping my head above water with the day job at the moment, so I’m a bit behind the curve on this. It’s October, though, which means it’s time for a DonorsChoose fundraiser. If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ve seen a few of these. If not, there’s too…

I’ve been too busy to really work on the DonorsChoose fundraiser this year, but it’s worth taking a little time to mention this opportunity: Starting today and running through Saturday midnight, the DonorsChoose board will match donations to the Science Bloggers for Students fundraiser. thus, a $5 donation becomes $10, $10 becomes $20, and, well,…

Physicists Are Cheap

Alternate title: I Have an Overdeveloped Sense of Responsibility, Which Is Going to Get Me in Trouble Someday. So, it’s October, which means the annual DonorsChoose fundraising challenge is upon us. I really don’t have time to do a good job of this, but having raised a whole bunch of money for them in the…

DonorsChoose 2010: The Final Days

I haven’t been flogging it as hard as in some past years, but the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge is still going on, though it wraps up on Tuesday. To date, we’ve raised just over $1,300 to support education in needy schools, which is great, and thanks to all those who have donated. If you haven’t donated…

I haven’t been flogging the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge as hard this year as in past year, but I do want to post a reminder that the challenge is ongoing. If you donate, the money will go to help deserving school kids; if that’s not enough, it can also earn you cool stuff like: The largest…

As you may or may not be aware, we are once again in the middle of a DonorsChoose fundraiser to support public school students and teachers. The good news is, the Uncertain Principles entry for the 2010 Challenge is in second place among ScienceBlogs blogs with $373 in donations thus far; the bad news it…

DonorsChoose Fundraiser 2010

It’s that time of year again, which is to say “October, when we raise money for DonorsChoose.” As you may or may not know, DonorsChoose is an educational charity which has teachers propose projects that would make their classrooms better, and invites donors to contribute to the projects of their choice. Every October since ScienceBlogs…

The Bohr-Einstein Debates, With Puppets

Back during the DonorsChoose fundraiser, I promised to do a re-enactment of the Bohr-Einstein debates using puppets if you contributed enough to claim $2,000 of the Hewlett-Packard contribution to the Social Media Challenge. I obviously aimed too low, because the final take was $4064.70, more than twice the threshold for a puppet show. So, I…

During this year’s DonorsChoose fundraiser, I promised books as prizes to people who contributed to my challenge. Now that the finished books are ready, it’s time to congratulate the winners. Lauren Uroff wins one copy for giving the largest individual donation of the people who forwarded me receipts (the largest overall contribution was from Hewlett…

DonorsChoose Wrap-Up

This year’s DonorsChoose Challenge entry came up just short of $8,000, at $7,976. Many thanks to everyone who donated. As promised during the challenge, I will be giving away one advance copy of the book (either a real copy when they start printing in a few weeks, or a galley proof if you want one…