Diamonds from the World Community Grid

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Our World Community Grid contributions have exceeded 52 years of CPU power overall, and 20+ years toward the FightAIDS@Home research program. The contribution level for 20+ years is the “Diamond” category. Continue reading

Our #SciFund Challenge 2014 Project Has Opened!

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At midnight on the 5th of February, we launch our #SciFund Challenge project to crowd-fund an OpenROV and underwater video camera for summer STEM workshops. This project will run for 30 days, until the 7th of March: http://www.microryza.com/exploringthedepths/ Continue reading

Cover Art for our #SciFund Challenge Project

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Our cover art for the 2014 #SciFund Challenge was selected by our workshop participants using very low-tech decision making technologies. Continue reading

“Exploring The Depths with OpenROV” #SciFund Challenge Video

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Our crowd-funding project for the #SciFund Challenge 2014 is to add an OpenROV robot to our summer ROV program. This is the introductory video for our project and links to our project social media. Continue reading

STEMulate Learning HPC turns 40!

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After almost 2 years, the crowd-funded STEMulate Learning Lab has provided more than 40 years worth of combined CPU power to solving global needs like the search for cures for diseases and parasitic infections, as well as into the exploration of new resources for power and fresh water! Continue reading

Thank you for your support in Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge!

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Our supporters include individuals like Tom McDonnell, Elisabeth Whyte and Kellin Ulibarri! Thank you for your support in Round #3 of the #SciFund Challenge! There is still time! We still have 5 days left with $425 to go in “Telepathic Cyborg Robots” and $370 to go in “Digitize the World”! Thanks to all of you who are helping to make this research possible! Continue reading

In the face of Interference

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One week remains but crowd-funding efforts have been impacted by interference with teachers taking part in the STEMulate Learning program. No matter the reason why someone complained about crowd funding, STEMulate Learning and SOLID Learning will continue to conduct STEM workshops and to develop new materials for educators and students. Continue reading

Taking Part in Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge

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STEMulate Learning is taking part in Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge, trying to crowd-fund equipment for our research into K-12 STEM education. We are attempting to obtain support for a basic 3D scanner and a EEG neurocomputing headset to improve our student’s ability to control their robots by thought alone. If we exceed the initial funding goals, we will obtain a high-resolution 3D scanner suitable to museum artifact curation. All of our work will be shared openly through file sharing sites like Thing-i-Verse so that students and teachers around the world can take advantage of our results. Continue reading

#SciFund Round 3 “Telepathic Cyborg Robots”

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In Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge, I will be crowd-funding a neurocomputing headset to expand our preliminary efforts with thought-controlled devices. The preliminary prototypes can only control the speed of a robot or train, but with the Emotiv EPOC headset we will be able to let students take control of complex devices and to identify enhancements for their learning environment itself. This project provides a bridge directly connecting student’s thoughts and dreams to their creations, providing a spur towards STEM interest. Continue reading

#SciFund Round 3 “Digitize the World”

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In Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge, I will be crowd-funding a 3D Scanner to scan objects and students for the SOLID Learning program. Museums have offered access to their collections in return for access to the scanned files, and scanning poses no harm to fragile dinosaur bones or priceless artifacts from antiquity. This crowd-funding project can literally share the world’s history with any teacher or student anywhere in the world by scanning items and making them freely available for download. Continue reading