Become a Blyth Institute Supporter
At the end of the year, many people are looking to max tax-deductible donations to worthy causes. We hope that you will consider The Blyth Institute as a worthy cause this year. Over the past years, with an extremely minimal budget, the Blyth Institute has:
- Put on research conferences with attendees from around the world
- Published the book Engineering and the Ultimate: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Order and Design in Nature and Craft.
- Published research in several different journals
- Established a microscope program to make high-quality microscopes affordable to independent classrooms
- Provided small grants to several researchers to help them attend conferences and purchase necessary lab equipment
- Taken the first steps to establish a new biology journal
- Gave several talks on new avenues in biology research to classes and groups.
However, to take the next steps, we need your help. Making science happen costs money. We have big plans, but it all takes money to accomplish. Here are some things we need money for in the near-term:
- We are finishing out the first issue of our new biology journal and hope to have it ready to go in the first quarter of 2016. A lot goes into establishing a journal, including review, editing, design, layout, printing, and indexing with the major academic indexes.
- We are looking at hosting a technical conference for new directions in biology this summer.
- We have been invited to run a microscopy lab this summer at the 2016 Tulsa Homeschool convention and need money for extra equipment, supplies, and helpers.
- We are wanting to publish 1-2 books by Blyth institute Press this year.
These are the short-term goals. Here are things we are wanting to accomplish in the longer term:
- We are looking into establishing a public biology lab and training center. There are many people with an interest in biology but no formal training. We would like to provide both facilities and training to people with an interest in biology that want to do independent research, either for themselves or for publication. This would be similar to the BioHack Academy established by Amsterdam's Waag Society, kind of like a biology version of the Fab Lab.
- There are several experiments that we are wanting to fund regarding the measurement of active information in microorganisms. Well-done experiments are expensive to fund, but these could be foundational for how biologists describe and measure biological change in the future.
- We would like to be able to fund full-time biologists as research fellows to investigate the roles of existing information in biological changes.
- We would like to be able to fund experiments and research to further develop our non-reductive models of cognition. We would like to be able to fund an external researcher and/or mathematician to do further work in this area.
- We are wanting to publish books to further the efforts of citizen science, providing resources for non-professions who are interested in doing science part-time.
All of these goals, both near-term and long-term, require money to accomplish. If your giving goals align with the work that we are doing here at the Blyth Institute, please donate today! We are a 501c3 organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. Click the button below to make a donation: