science? Is your business or organization interested in supporting a cool project that strengthens science in an innovative way?
is a national grassroots initiative that brings together people and organizations to share science with the public. We create connections--locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally between people, resources, and programs, resulting in shared ideas and new partnerships, or just for fun. Like a catalyst, we bring pieces together to make a more interesting or impactful whole.
The COPUS movement is a completely volunteer effort, driven by the energy and enthusiasm of individuals who desire to see the community grow, who have gained from COPUS and want to give to COPUS, and who envision a stronger science community through collaboration, communication, and celebration.
Financial donations help COPUS to make the goals of this community a reality: whether that be through convening a year long celebration of science like we did in Year of Science 2009, through hosting grassroots activities like the "Zine-a-thon”, or through convening gatherings of community members regionally or nationally, like the 2012 COPUS Invitational Unconference.
With your donation, you can help COPUS continue our efforts to spread the word and connect passionate, science-loving people with the public. Support COPUS today!
Please consider one of these donation levels for your contribution:
Friend of COPUS $25 (receive a COPUS keychain)
Collaborator $100 (donors names are listed on the COPUS Web site for six months)
Enthusiast Level $500 (your organization will be highlighted as a sponsor of a COPUS grassroots activity; and donors name and logo are listed on the COPUS Web site and Year of Science Web site for a year)
Inspiring Level $1000 (Your organization will be highlighted as a sponsor of all COPUS activities in a calendar year; donors name and logo are listed on the COPUS Web site and Year of Science Web site for two years)
Starfish $2500 (Your organization will be listed on the COPUS home page, Year of Science home page, and listed as sponsor of all COPUS activities that year.)
Please make a note in the donors comment section if you would like to donate to a specific area or event, such as:
The Paul Shin Award: The Paul Shin Memorial Award honors individuals for contributions to the public understanding of science. The award is managed and presented by the Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science.
Invitational Unconference: An event that brings together an eclectic group of people, who have identified novel and innovative ways to bring science to the public. As their various disciplines often operate in isolated pockets, this meeting will provide an opportunity for participants to inspire and learn from one another, and celebrate their experiences with a broader community.
COPUS Internships: Support an intern to assist with Coalition activities, marketing, and resource development. Donation may be monetary or in-kind.
Public Web site for Year of Science 2009: Support maintenance of the public Web interface for the Year of Science 2009.