Many of you know Banu. An exceptional graduate student, she has amazed us all with her brilliant academic achievement, penetrating research, and scholarship potential. Not only does she have two Bachelor's degrees, she has earned two Masters' degrees, as well. Nearly finished with her Ed.D courses at Eastern Kentucky University, she is ready to begin serious work on her disseration. Like everything else Banu attempts, her proposed research is cutting edge: the development of mixed reality (virtual and augmented reality) technology in the field of education. She is in need of the latest tool, the HoloLens (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens
) to conduct her experiments. Microsoft will make this available to her at the developer cost of $3,000.00. While that may not sound like an exorbitant price for the latest equipment, it is more than either Banu or I can afford. Unable to find funding through any other foundation, Banu is also restricted from working in the US while completing her Ed.D. Every penny Banu has managed to raise has gone to pay her tuition, but it will all be for nothing if she cannot afford to complete her disseration project. This is where you can help! By giving anything at all, not only will you show your support for Banu, you also will have contributed to the latest research for the benefit of education everywhere. Please give generously and know that Banu and I will be grateful now and forever!