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Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York NY USA

Brian Krueger is the owner, creator and coder of LabSpaces by night and Next Generation Sequencer by day. He is currently the Director of Genomic Analysis and Technical Operations for the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. In his blog you will find articles about technology, molecular biology, and editorial comments on the current state of science on the internet.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mr. Bradham in class

Today's featured DonorsChoose project is: Launch a Rocket of Success.  Mr. Bradham is looking to buy rocket kits for his science class to teach his students about physics and space exploration.  He says that his students are, "eager for knowledge. Unfortunately, they lack the adequate financial means to provide for supplies that could further their understanding of science concepts."  Mr. Brandham is looking for a "hook" to get students interested in and excited about science and from past experience with rocketry programs he has found that students are captivated by rocket launches and this provides a stepping stone for him to teach other science concepts in the classroom. 

I can't argue with Mr. Bradham's logic. I remember when I was a kid and I got a hold of my first rocketry set.  It was a basic ESTES model that I had to glue and assemble myself.  I really enjoyed learning about the physics and chemistry of the launches.  Launching the rockets in my local park was always a blast, but the hobby was expensive!  The engines for my rockets were like $5 and for a grade schooler with a tiny allowance of a couple dollars a month it was hard to fuel my obsession.  I think it's very sad that Mr. Bradham can't get the funding from his school for this project because he teaches in a high poverty district. I see enormous value in this type of activity as a teaching tool.  The excitement of a rocket launch can quickly translate into student fervor in the class room to try to understand how to make the rockets fly higher and faster. 

Mr. Bradham has a long way to go to fund his project though, so we need your help!  Every little bit counts, so please donate whatever you can to make this happen.

You can view more projects by visiting our giving page.

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