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I spent my “extra” hour from Daylight Savings doing some wrapping up our DonorsChoose campaign. Well, folks, you’ve done a tremendous job. Forty-two Sciencewomen readers contributed a total of $1863 to help 917 needy kids learn about science and engineering. We came in SECOND of all the Scienceblogger challenges in terms of number of donors,…

DonorsChoose 2008: Last Day

It’s the very last day of our DonorsChoose Reader Challenge for 2008. I just want to say how amazed I am by the generosity of our readers. I’m particularly proud that we have far more donors than many of our more widely read competitors er, Sciblings. By the time we add in the contribution from…

Migraine Monday

I’m very very behind on blogging. I have two conferences to write up for you, 3 blogs to share with you, and 3 update posts. But I have another migraine. So they will have to wait. But feel free to donate money to DonorsChoose in the meantime. And I am indeed sad for the little…

This is it, folks – we’re coming round into the home stretch of DonorsChoose, with one week left in October. And there is some great news – ScienceBlogs has decided to donate FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS to Donors Choose, distributed among the bloggers who are participating! I’m still checking about whether this is participating *blogs* or…

DonorsChoose 2008: Sad Engineers :(

Our DonorsChoose blogger challenge ends on Friday, and we’ve still got a couple of projects left to fund in our challenge. Yes, we’ve added a few along the way, but there’s still a few of Alice’s original picks that have been sitting there all month just waiting for your $. You’re making Alice a sad…

At last, I am happy to reveal to you our final design for our t-shirt prizes for Donors Choose. They are below the fold, in all their glory, and designed by the awesome YellowIbis. Recall if you donate to our Donors Choose campaign, (note our goal is $2K; we’re currently at $876…) and email me…

Y’all have been so great in our Donors Choose campaign that we needed to find some more projects to support for the rest of the month and to help reach our goal of $2000. So we’ve added these projects particularly because they’re so close to being funded you might be able to help them go…

So the t-shirts mockups are being drafted, and the numbers of kids who are being helped are increasing based on your generosity, and I’m so psyched about our high number of donors compared to blogs with many more readers. Y’all rock! Therefore, it is high time for me to kick in my incentive. I will…

Poverty and the Public School Classroom

When you hear the word “poverty,” what do you think of? Starving children in Africa? Subsistence farmers in Asia? Is poverty some distant concept? Something terrible, but far off? Yes, and no. Because, while poverty is terrible, it can also be close to home. Maybe as close as the public school down the street. Poverty…

Donors Choose Scienceblogs Swag!

We’ve just heard from the Sb overlords: Seed has agreed to do prize drawings again this year for donors who give to DonorsChoose, beginning this Friday. We’ll be giving away 50 Seed Magazine subscriptions and about 15 or so other prizes from an assortment of mugs, laptop covers and USB drives. Each Friday we’ll choose…