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DonorsChoose Science Bloggers for Students 2012 update.


We're less than four days from the end of this year's Science Bloggers for Students drive, the last moments of Friday, November 9. And, I wanted to bring you up to date on the little post-Sandy challenge I issued last week. You may recall that I added three projects to my giving page from hurricane affected area:

Soil test kits for Dr. Charles E Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden, New Jersey, to help students in an environmental science class with their urban gardening project. -- FULLY FUNDED!

Calculators for a math-intensive Earth Science class at a high school in New York City. --Needs just $135 more to be fully funded. So, so close!

A human body torso display model for a middle school biology class in Carteret, New Jersey.--Needs $653 more to be fully funded. A little harder, but still do-able by the end of the drive.

Remember I said that for each of these new projects that we got to full funding before the end of the drive, I would donate $25 to the American Red Cross for Sandy relief? You got one to full funding, which puts $25 from me into American Red Cross for Sandy relief. We have another project almost to full funding -- which means I'm poised to kick another $25 to American Red Cross for Sandy relief. If get that third project that's still in need of $653 fully funded, I'll donate $100 to the American Red Cross for Sandy relief.

And, don't forget that there's still a dollar-for-dollar match from the DonorsChoose Board of Directors, good through the end of the drive on Friday (unless we blow through all $50,000 first, which would be awesome). Just enter SCIENCE in the "Match or gift code" field at checkout, and every dollar you give up to $100 will be doubled.

Way to be awesome, science fans! Let's finish strong.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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