Who gets your donation?:
The items will go to our students/awardees who are in Third World Countries and/or who are in the U.S. but live at or below the poverty line.
We need computers, text books, and science lab equipment.
At Brilliant Scientists of Tomorrow, we believe that everyone should have a chance to do science. Therefore, we provide science enrichment programs for people of all walks of life- not just for traditional college students. We offer science bowls to the masses (where we help them to prepare to compete); we offer tutoring; we offer scholarships/teaching assistantship programs, etc. In the near future, we will open an online school as well as to offer research training/internships. We mainly target applicants who are typically overlooked by other programs. We look at the potential and character of our applicants- not just their grades. Grades do not tell the full story. Additionally, many of our applicants come from a nontraditional background. Also, we like to help those from disadvantaged backgrounds; and also those in developing countries. There is multitude of untapped talent in the sciences. And, a part of the reason is that many people are not given a chance. I (Executive Director for Brilliant Scientists of Tomorrow) am doing some volunteer work with University of Malawi, in the Chemistry Department. The students here have a very strong work ethic and brilliant minds. However, none of them have text books. Professors have to make copies from the textbooks and 50 or more students share one to two sets of copies. This is common throughout Malawi. Malawi is a very poor country and lacks resources. Students also do not have a lot of access to computers; and their access to the internet is highly limited. For these students, textbooks are like gold. And, they would be highly appreciative of any type of computer that they could have access to. So, one of our projects this year is to get text books for the students at the University of Malawi in the Chemistry Dept (even if they are older editions), to get computers for them (even if they are older); and to find a way for them to have internet access. This would make such a big difference in their education.
We promote science education to people of all walks of life- in both America and the Third World.