http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGVPZTWMTpg I was invited to be a part of the second cohort of BSCS AP Biology Leadership Academy participants this summer! So that's cool. What isn't so cool is the fact that BSCS doesn't seem to be able to provide any funding for any of the participants this year. They encouraged us all to go out and ask for sponsors.
I don't like doing that so much, so I figured I might try something a little different: crowd-funding. Why not see if I can convince a bunch of people to kick in a few bucks to send me to Colorado for the week-long program. I figure the whole thing should take about $2500 in total to pay for all expenses. If I can raise even half of that through crowd-funding, I should be good to go.
Here's the link to the project page on IndieGoGo. If you have a few bucks to spare, it's not a bad place to do it. Or if you just want to share the project with your friends, I won't stop you.