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InsightSTEM Annual Future Fund 2016

$335 of $15k goal

Raised by 6 people in 18 months
Jake Noel-Storr  TUCSON, AZ
Support our Annual Future Fund to build the infrastructure to support the future of democratizing STEM knowledge through exploration! Our annual fund provides us with cross program support to develop new online facilities, extend our general operations, and allow us to spend time writing grants and contract bids to gain funding for our future projects and programs. Check us out at  www.insightstem.com

Do you want to have an impact on the future of creative thought and critical thinking in our society? We invite you to become a part of our legacy of impactful education and exploration in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

Many young people struggle through monotonous memorization in our classrooms. Families are faced with increasing time pressures and stresses, drawing them away from any of their best intentions of learning together. Media rich technologies pump us full of information, but are increasingly just black boxes that we are afraid to tinker with. As adults, we lose the means or the aspirations to explore, understand, and immerse ourselves in new developments and discoveries.

Our team at InsightSTEM believes in democratizing STEM knowledge through interactive exploration. We develop and share novel low-cost, tinkerable, technologies; support families in learning science; and provide consultations, workshops, and experiences for educators and learners of all kinds who want to teach or absorb knowledge through exploration.

Every day, we make fantastic leaps forward in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the fields that together we call STEM. We collect larger and larger hordes of scientific and technical data; we develop more sophisticated analysis techniques and novel technologies; and we gain new meanings and understandings from these amazing results. Yet, many people in the world are becoming more and more estranged and isolated from the wonders of exploring and engaging with these new and fascinating frontiers of knowledge.

Your contributions will engage you as a part of our essential mission to provide the inspiration and tools to all learners, instructors, and global citizens to become true knowledge explorers of the 21st Century.

Your contributions to this campaign will allow you to become a part of building the strong foundations of our unique organization. Your support will be used towards building the infrastructure we need to support projects and programs that will have genuine influences on STEM education with global impacts. 

Who are we? Our team is a dynamic group of individuals committed to the mission of InsightSTEM – true believers in gaining and sharing knowledge through exploration. Dr. Jake Noel-Storr, the president of InsightSTEM, holds a PhD in Astronomy and has over 15 years of STEM education experience, including being the Principal Investigator on over two million dollars’ worth of previous grant awards. He has served as the president of the Association for Astronomy Education; received awards for excellence in teaching from Columbia, the University of Arizona, and the Rochester Institute for Technology; is a past member of the American Astronomical Society's Education Board and American Association of Physics Teachers Astronomy and Space Science Committee; and been recognized by the US Congress for his contributions to STEM education.

Networking and collaboration are also essential for the success of our mission. To this end, we support networks of the smartest STEM explorers, who are ready to take action now for the future of STEM knowledge: Our Genius Lab Fellows are selected for their drive and ambition to create the next-greatest means allowing the exploration of STEM knowledge. Our Insightful Teachers are inspiring educators who allow their students to learn by exploring knowledge, while have their own engaging adventures with knowledge. Our Campus Ambassadors are future STEM professionals studying at colleges and universities around the world, striving to drive the instinct for knowledge exploration and adventure into the future of their fields.

Will you be involved in this exciting future for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education? Act now to become a part of our exciting journey into knowledge exploration! Thank you for any support that you are able to offer as we continue to reimagine STEM education.
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Update 3
Posted by Jacob Noel-Storr
8 months ago
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Hi there, just a quick August update to say hi -- and look out for updates coming soon with our upcoming 2nd birthday and the launch of our new website! Hope everyone is having a great summer!
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Update 2
Posted by Jacob Noel-Storr
12 months ago
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Office Collapse! As you may know, here at InsightSTEM to make all of our funds have the greatest impacts they can we operate an "organization without walls" ... most famously from Dr Jake Noel-Storr's Hammock Office... but today... tragedy struck and our headquarters collapsed! :( ... but with just $60-$100 contributed to our annual fund we could have a whole new headquarters in place by the end of the week!! Can you help support our low-cost infrastructure for global impacts today? (PS: Today, April 5th is Arizona Gives Day... so hopefully thats a good omen!)
Our collapsed headquarters :(
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Update 1
Posted by Jacob Noel-Storr
14 months ago
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New updates will be coming to our website soon! Any input on what we should have there would be gratefully received!! http://www.insightstem.com
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$335 of $15k goal

Raised by 6 people in 18 months
Created October 24, 2015
Jake Noel-Storr  
$100
Zach Kruchoski
8 months ago
$100
Gina Brissenden
12 months ago
$75
Anonymous
12 months ago
TW
$10
Tiphanie Wood
12 months ago
$40
Alex Licursi
17 months ago
1
1
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$10
Adam Simon
18 months ago
1
1
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