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12 Year Old Scientist Posts FundaGeek Crowdfunding Project

Possom Vision project on Fund A Geek platform

With a Little Help from Dad and Her University of Dayton Biology Professor Future scientists everywhere can further their research goals using Josie Baudendistel as their model. For the past two years, this Dayton Regional STEM School student has been studying forensic scavenging patterns for her science fair projects in conjunction with Dr. Eric Benbow, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Dayton. Because she is under the age limit for posting a project on FundaGeek, her Dad set up an account and helped her build…

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U.S. Crowdfunding Market Size Estimate by Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley

Berkeley Engineering

The University of California, Berkeley’s Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership has conservatively estimated the size of the equity and debt based crowdfunding market to be at least $3.98B. The Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance, part of the Fung Institute co-authored the study. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Crowdfund investing, a mechanism for raising capital for businesses to start and grow, from small investors, will go live later in 2013. With the release of the proposed crowdfunding rules, a wave of small business and startup financing is…

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Extraordinary Popular Enthusiasms and Funding from Crowds

Brainmobile

On the Good.is website right now is an appeal from Tyler Alterman, a matriculating neuroscientist and self-described scientific detective, seeking cash support for The Think Tank, his lab-on-wheels. This rolling experimentation station will travel the New York metro area to both teach the masses about cognition and to draw them into studies about brain function. Here’s “the plan,” as taken from Alterman’s appeal page at IndieGoGo: TTT will be an art+science team-up between artists and scientists from Tyler Alterman’s lab. Together we will transform a recycled box truck into a…

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Dark Snow Project’s Crowdfunded Climate Science Experiment

Jason Box at a weather station on Greenland's dark snow. Photo: Hughie Balfour Paul

By: Mary Catherine O’Connor Everything is connected; a catastrophic weather event in one hemisphere can have ripple effects on the other side of the globe. That is no news to climate scientists. But last summer, as the United States was in the throes of one of its worst wildfire seasons on record, climate scientist Jason Box, who studies Greenland’s ice sheet, wondered about a direct link between those fires and the frightening speed at which the ice sheet was melting. Among the fires last summer were large tundra blazes in…

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