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Mr. Cain from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning through My Past: A Genetic Odyssey

My students need lab supplies, like a hero's engine, a friction wheel drive, and a digital scale, to earnestly begin exploring what they can accomplish in the field of engineering.

  • $531 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Margaret Mead said, ‘Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’ My students strive to become the thoughtful citizens of their community who will bring about change through engineering.

Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men is the first charter school for young African-American boys in its area.

Many of the students come from impoverished and unloving households; however, they arrive to my class with faith, resilience, and relentless to not let their circumstance predict their future.

My Project

Many of my students have never used the tools that engineers use to change the world. My goal is to have them begin to identify problems within their neighborhood wherein they can utilize their knowledge, research skills, and problem-solving abilities to bring about a positive change. This will help them to recognize that they play an important role in society.

The innovative EPICS program, founded at Purdue University, has the capacity to fundamentally change how the world views engineering service-learning.

By providing opportunities to bring students together with local not-for-profit agencies, both groups benefit. Students gain real world educational and engineering-based experiences and agencies gain technology to improve the services they provide. Thank you for your support of high school engineering.

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Mr. Cain
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DGTL SCALE 20 KG 0.01 KG • Lab Safety Supply $288.00 1 $288.00
Friction Wheel Drive • Sargent-Welch $26.28 1 $26.28
Hero's Engine • Sargent-Welch $42.79 1 $42.79
Worm Gear • Sargent-Welch $23.94 1 $23.94

Materials cost

$381.01

Vendor shipping charges

$28.80

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$450.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.51

Total project goal

$530.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$530.04

3 Donors

-$530.04

Donations toward project cost

-$450.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.51

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$0.00

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