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    this event may interest noisebridge people (and may involve some,
    for all I know)<br>
    lw<br>
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          <th nowrap="nowrap" align="RIGHT" valign="BASELINE">Subject: </th>
          <td>First FundScience Meetup on July 15th.</td>
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          <th nowrap="nowrap" align="RIGHT" valign="BASELINE">Date: </th>
          <td>Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:44:27 -0700</td>
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          <th nowrap="nowrap" align="RIGHT" valign="BASELINE">From: </th>
          <td>David Vitrant <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:david@fundscience.org">&lt;david@fundscience.org&gt;</a></td>
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          <th nowrap="nowrap" align="RIGHT" valign="BASELINE">To: </th>
          <td><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:info@fundscience.org">info@fundscience.org</a></td>
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            href="http://www.fundscience.org/" style="color: blue;
            text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank"><span
              style="font-family: Helvetica;">FundScience.org</span></a><span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;"> is holding it’s first ever
            meetup in partnership with QB3 @ Mission Bay. Thank you
            Douglas Taylor and Linda Eng for helping make this happen. </span></p>
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          <span style="font-family: Helvetica;">At this first meetup we
            would like to share how FundScience, an early stage
            non-profit startup is helping advance science with support
            of science fans like yourself. We will also feature two
            engaging talks by Lee Worden PhD and Duan Xu PhD. Finally we
            would like to hear from you about some of the areas in
            science where you feel FundScience could make an impact
            through crowdfunding. </span></p>
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          <b><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Location</span></b><span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;">: </span><a
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href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=600+16th+street+san+francisco+ca&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=600+16th+St,+San+Francisco,+California+94158&amp;gl=us&amp;z=16"
            style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;"
            target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">600
              16th Street, San Francisco 94158. Room N114 Genentech
              Hall.</span></a><span style="font-family: Helvetica;"></span></p>
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          <b><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">When</span></b><span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;">:      July 15<sup>th</sup>.
            Event starts at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM.</span></p>
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              Helvetica;">Price: </span></b><span style="font-family:
            Helvetica;">       Free Event. However we would encourage
            you to support the event with $10 donations</span></p>
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          <b><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Food:</span></b><span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;">        We will provide
            finger foods and homebrew beer that has been graciously
            donated by Joel Brand.</span></p>
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              Helvetica;">Promotions:</span></b><span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;"> An adventurous dragon boat
            ride for up to 20 was donated by Peter Kruger of the
            Berkeley Dragons and will be auctioned at the event. We will
            also Raffle an ultimate NVIDIA gaming card for your PC.</span></p>
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          <b><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">RSVP:</span></b><span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;">        Please RSVP at least
            3 days before the event so that we can get an accurate head
            count for food. You can signup at </span><a
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            href="http://www.meetup.com/fundscience" style="color: blue;
            text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank"><span
              style="font-family: Helvetica;">http://www.meetup.com/fundscience</span></a><span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;"> or</span><a
            moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="http://www.facebook.com/fundscience" style="color:
            blue; text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank"><span
              style="font-family: Helvetica;">http://www.facebook.com/fundscience</span></a><span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;">.</span></p>
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              Helvetica;">Who we are:</span></b></p>
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            <span style="font-family: Helvetica;">FundScience was formed
              to get the public invested in science. We aim to
              accomplish two goals:</span></p>
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          <span style="font-family: Helvetica;">1. Provide a way for
            scientists and researchers to self fund their research by
            crowd funding.</span></p>
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          <span style="font-family: Helvetica;">2. Bring people closer
            to science by providing an insight into research activities
            done across the globe.</span></p>
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          <span style="font-family: Helvetica;">In addition to staying
            in touch with scientific activity via </span><a
            moz-do-not-send="true" href="http://www.fundscience.org/"
            style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;"
            target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">FundScience.org</span></a><span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;">, we are launching monthly
            meetups to give you an opportunity to get to know your
            favorite researchers in person. Come find out how you can be
            a part of their amazing work.</span></p>
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            <span style="font-family: Helvetica;">I co-founded
              FundScience a few years ago with the hope of getting the
              public invested in science. We had two goals when we
              began. The first was to get much needed funding and
              guidance to young researchers. The other was to get
              non-scientists to interact with researchers and understand
              the research process. Our first round of projects was
              selected and posted on the site (<a moz-do-not-send="true"
                href="http://www.fundscience.org" target="_blank">www.fundscience.org</a>)
              late last year. In keeping with our goal of bringing
              science to the masses we've decided to complement our
              online presence with a monthly meetup were we can get
              researchers to discuss their advancements and get
              non-scientists to come and ask questions, interact and
              fund some projects.</span></p>
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          <b><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Agenda:</span></b></p>
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          font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-family: Symbol;">·<span>      </span></span>Introduction
          to FundScience</p>
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          font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-family: Symbol;">·<span>      </span></span>Presentation
          by Lee Worden (10 minutes)</p>
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          font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-family: Symbol;">·<span>      </span></span>Questions</p>
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          font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-family: Symbol;">·<span>      </span></span>Presentation
          by Duan Xu (10 Minutes)</p>
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          font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-family: Symbol;">·<span>      </span></span>Questions</p>
        <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in; font-size: 12pt;
          font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-family: Symbol;">·<span>      </span></span>Maker
          Bot Demo, small experiments and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream</p>
        <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in; font-size: 12pt;
          font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-family: Symbol;">·<span>      </span></span>Drinks
          and socializing</p>
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              Helvetica;">Lee Worden PhD Abstract:</span></b></p>
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            Helvetica;">I will present key results from my work on
            mathematical models of cooperation and coexistence in
            ecology and evolution.  This provides context for a proposed
            modeling project, aiming to develop basic theory about
            collective problem solving and deliberation, that is, how to
            find an agreeable solution to a problem when not everyone
            agrees on what's desirable.  I will present preliminary
            results from that project.  If time permits I will say a few
            words about WorkingWiki, the free software I've developed
            for open online research collaboration.</span></p>
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          <b><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Duan Xu PhD Abstract:</span></b></p>
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          <span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Each year, There are
            more than half a million babies in the US born prematurely.
            The economic cost is tens of billions of dollars annually
            for additional healthcare and educational needs of the
            affected children, superimposed upon profound,
            unquantifiable emotional distress on the immediate family
            and surrounding communities.  A better understanding of the
            plasticity of the brain would presumably offer treatment
            strategies to improve the cognitive outcome of those
            newborns, who are negatively affected by their premature
            birth. We aim to achieve this by developing in vivo imaging
            tools to construct and understand these evolving brain
            networks.</span></p>
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            <span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Following the speakers
              we may have some liquid nitrogen ice cream, perhaps a
              Maker Bot demo, and some small experiments to engage the
              mind.</span></p>
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            Helvetica;">On behalf of the FundScience team we hope to see
            you there!</span></p>
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