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In attempting to re-engage my academic brain stem, I’ve been doing a little continuing education the last couple of weeks at various forums hosted by the University-That-Tobacco-Built. Last week I had the pleasure of attending a forum of the Duke student organization, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), that featured four academic leaders (who were…

[Welcome mental_floss blog and Daily Kos readers. After you read about this outstanding young woman, you can learn more about me, my life story, and this blog here.] If you read elsewhere at ScienceBlogs.com, you’ll know that several bloggers have been discussing race and gender issues in the scientific and medical research communities as well…

I was looking through more links tonight after posting earlier on the Polk County school board’s intention to introduce intelligent design into the science curriculum. I saw this post, An Open Letter to the Polk County, Florida School Board from The Austringer, Dr Wesley Elsberry. Turns out that Elsberry is a product of [a] public…

All the kool kids are keeping their eyes on the Polk County, Florida, school board and their contention that ‘intelligent design’ should be taught alongside evolution in their public schools. Fortunately, several states have groups of concerned citizens who contend that actual science should be taught in schools, lest we continue to suffer as a…

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Okay, here’s one final update on our drive to raise DonorsChoose.org funds for K-12 teachers to conduct projects in their classrooms. An e-mail came in today from Charles Best, the Bronx schoolteacher who established DonorsChoose: Thanks in great part to the attention ScienceBlogs generated, we made Internet history! During the month of October, readers of…

One Day Left for DonorsChoose Drive

I chose not to plague you with incessant reminders to contribute to our drive to raise funds for projects at DonorsChoose.org – where public school teachers propose class projects and you decide which ones to fund. Just one post at kickoff and another halfway through. We just completed the drive for our local NPR station…

Yesterday we spoke a bit on the progress of our DonorsChoose blogger challenge to raise funds that will support teacher projects in underserved areas to “Save the Science.” Before joining this effort a year-and-a-half ago, I had not heard of DonorsChoose but I knew it was a great idea as soon as I learned of…

Well, I’ve really got to hand it to Terra Sig readers, some of the most thoughtful and generous folks I’ve come across. Our “Save the Science” blogger challenge at DonorsChoose now stands at $1,881, 47% of the way toward our $4,000 goal. For those reading for the first time, DonorsChoose.org is a fundraising organization for…

As you’ve probably seen elsewhere on ScienceBlogs, a number of us are teaming up to raise funds for teacher projects at DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose is a clever fundraising model for K-12 education projects where public funds don’t quite meet the needs of teachers and kids. The idea is that teachers propose projects and “donors choose” which…

The company whose Movable Type (MT) software powers us at ScienceBlogs, Six Apart, is doing a great thing by supporting one of our favorite charities, DonorChoose.org. Between now and noon Monday you can request a code that will give you $30 to donate to any DonorsChoose project you’d like. What is DonorsChoose, you ask? Donors…