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DonorsChoose Wrap-Up

It’s now November, so the annual DonorsChoose fundraiser is officially over. According to the official leader board, at the time of this writing, ScienceBlogs has raised just under $30,000, from 302 donors, funding projects that will help 9,810 students. Those numbers may increase in the next day or two, as I think a lot of…

The Monkey Dance

As has already been noted by people with too much free time, my DonorsChoose challenge stands at $6,254. This is a big jump, and happened because somebody emailed to ask whether a donation of theirs had been counted; when I logged in to check, I found that there was $715 in account credits, which I…

DonorsChoose Payoff: Meeting the Queen

Another day, another DonorsChoose incentive claimed. I’m actually late in responding to this one– I missed my self-imposed 24-hour deadline because we’re visiting Kate’s parents outside of Boston, but I’ll try to make up for it with the answer. Anyway, Helen asks: How did Emmy become part of your household? We decided we wanted a…

As part of my intermittent series of posts highlighting particular individual projects, here’s a request for basic scientific equipment for a school in Manhattan: You will make it possible for my students to develop a greater understanding of the nature and the process of science by contributing these basic materials for my science class. The…

Another question from a generous donor, in this case Natalie, who asks: As for my question, how about “who is your favorite author, and why?” or, if you’d rather, “what’s your favorite book, and why?” This is a difficult question, because it’s subject to a sort of quantum projection noise. That is, my “favorite book”…

SteelyKid Says…

“Donate to my dad’s DonorsChoose challenge, or I will pop you right in the mouth!” “Bang! Zoom! To the Moon!” You don’t want to mess with her– she’s fierce. So please give generously.

I have to say, I had no idea that offering to dance like a monkey would be quite so appealing. Apparently, though, it’s a big hit– John Scalzi proclaimed it “the comedy highlight of 2008.” This, from a year featuring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. In the two days since Scalzi’s post, donations have jumped…

Another DonorsChoose incentive claimed: Ewan asks for a blog post about “the neatest attractions in Albany and the surrounding area.” “Neatest” is in the eye of the beholder, of course, and as is the case with any area, the worst people to ask about local tourism are local residents (ask a Manhattanite how often they…

DonorsChoose Payoff: The Time Machine

Today, we have the first claimant of a donation incentive, from Sarah, who asks: If you could go back in time to any lab and be there as X discovery was being made, which lab/when/where would you go? I figure this could be spun a couple of ways, either to talk about some really cool…

First and foremost, thank you to everybody who has donated to my DonorsChoose challenge this year. At the time of this writing, we’ve raised just over $1,700, temporarily good enough for first place on the ScieceBlogs leader board. If you haven’t contributed yet, we’ve got lots of incentives to try to get you to contribute.…