background preloader



STEMulate Learning! 12/01/11: Thank you, Elissa Malcohn, for believing in the need to educate our children in STEM subjects enough to fuel this project. Once I get the first node funded, know that your contribution will be actively working towards finding cures for diseases such as Leishmaniasis, AIDS, Malaria and Dengue Fever while also teaching children to be inspired in their studies! 11/21/11: Thank you for your support and fuel for this project! Keli, Calvin and Hope I know that I have already spoken with you in person. To my more remote fuelers - Indrek Mesi, Vladimir Vukicevic and Jonathan Brier - I truly value your selfless contributions to the future of our learners! Thank you all! 11/18/11: I am trying to eliminate the bureaucracy and put all donated monies towards equipment children will have available in their schools, so that they can directly use the project's results rather than only read about or see them from afar. Come take a look:

The #SciFund Challenge RocketHub #SciFund Challenge Funding | Project STEMulate Learning The first STEMulate Learning #SciFund Challenge through RocketHub did not reach its overall goal, but the STEMulate Learning project was still successful! Thanks to the generosity of our fuelers, we raised $122 in donations along with donated computer components from two older systems. Total Donations: RocketHub Fees: service fee + processing fee + failure to reach goal penalty = total fees ($4.88 x3 = ) to RocketHub site Taking the donated components together with my older i5 Intel processor, the system lacked only RAM and a CPU cooler to become a functional World Computing Grid node. Missing items obtained from NewEgg during post-Christmas sales: Corsair 240-pin RAM ($77.99) Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler (29.04) Your generosity is working to solve global issues even as the STEMuate Learning project works on additional measures to interest young students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies! ShareThis

STEMulate Learning Continues past #SciFund Challenge | Project STEMulate Learning | #SciFund STEMulate Learning Continues past #SciFund Challenge | Project STEMulate Learning Gary Dahl's Blog - Trust in Crowd Funding The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. [Reposted from Sugar Pill Studios.] Enthusiastic game developers are understandably embracing the crowd funding dream. But like the Deathstar and Achilles before it, crowd funding as we know it is vulnerable. Trusting that a game will be fun. One of the ways that publishers help developers (collectively) is by using the profits of a few hit games to help subsidize the development of many others. So how do you earn and keep a pledge’s trust that a game will be fun? Trusting that a developer is capable. “Kickstarter does not investigate a creator’s ability to complete their project”, as is clearly stated in their FAQ. Trusting that a campaign is not actually a confidence game. The future of crowd funding “Trust opens up new and unimagined possibilities.” Sources:

ScienceOnline Seattle -