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    This meetup might interest noisebridge people - 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 moz-do-not-send="true"
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              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 moz-do-not-send="true" class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
              href="mailto:info@fundscience.org">info@fundscience.org</a></td>
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            Partnership with    <img
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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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        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size:
          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <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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          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <b><span style="font-family:
              Helvetica;">Location</span></b><span style="font-family:
            Helvetica;">: </span><a moz-do-not-send="true"
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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          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <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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        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size:
          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"><b><span style="font-family:
              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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        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size:
          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <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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          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"><b><span style="font-family:
              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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          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <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 moz-do-not-send="true"
            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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          <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;
            font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <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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        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;
          font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;">1. Provide a way for
            scientists and researchers to self fund their research by
            crowd funding.</span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;
          font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <span
            style="font-family: Helvetica;">2. Bring people closer to
            science by providing an insight into research activities
            done across the globe.</span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size:
          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <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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                style="font-family: Helvetica;"> </span></b></p>
          <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;
            font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <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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              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>
        <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in; font-size: 12pt;
          font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-family: Symbol;">·<span>      </span></span>Presentation

          by Duan Xu (10 Minutes)</p>
        <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in; font-size: 12pt;
          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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        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size:
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              Helvetica;">Lee Worden PhD Abstract:</span></b></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size:
          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-family:
            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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        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size:
          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <b><span style="font-family:
              Helvetica;">Duan Xu PhD Abstract:</span></b></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size:
          12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> <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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              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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