[LINK] Google Pays out 10 million to Project 10^100 winners

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Sat Sep 25 15:18:13 EST 2010


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Idea: Make educational content available online for free

Project funded: The Khan Academy <http://khanacademy.org>  is a
non-profit educational organization that provides high-quality, free
education to anyone, anywhere via an online library of more than 1,600
teaching videos. We are providing $2 million to support the creation of
more courses and to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core
library into the world's most widely spoken languages.

 Enhance science and engineering education
<http://www.google.com/project10tothe100/images/idea_icon09_sm.gif> 

Idea: Enhance science and engineering education


Project funded: FIRST <http://www.usfirst.org/>  is a non-profit
organization that promotes science and math education around the world
through team competition. Its mission is to inspire young people to be
science and technology leaders by giving them real world experience
working with professional engineers and scientists. We are providing $3
million to develop and jump start new student-driven robotics team
fundraising programs that will empower more student teams to participate
in FIRST.

 Make government more transparent
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Idea: Make government more transparent


Project funded: Public.Resource.Org is a non-profit organization focused
on enabling online access to public government documents in the United
States. We are providing $2 million to Public.Resource.Org to support
the Law.Gov initiative, which aims to make all primary legal materials
in the United States available to all.

 Drive innovation in public transport
<http://www.google.com/project10tothe100/images/idea_icon05_sm.gif> 

Idea: Drive innovation in public transport


Project funded: Shweeb <http://shweeb.com>  is a concept for short to
medium distance, urban personal transport, using human-powered vehicles
on a monorail. We are providing $1 million to fund research and
development to test Shweeb's technology for an urban setting.

 Provide quality education to African students
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Idea: Provide quality education to African students


Project funded: The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
<http://www.project10tothe100.com/aims/index.html>  (AIMS) is a center
for math and science education and research in Cape Town, South Africa.
AIMS' primary focus is a one-year bridge program for recent university
graduates that helps build skills and knowledge prior to Masters and PhD
study. We are providing $2 million to fund the opening of additional
AIMS centers to promote graduate level math and science study in Africa.





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