The Awesome Foundation NY has made our first selection! It was tough NY – you completely blew us away with amazing incredibly brilliant ideas.
But – this month, for our inaugural grant, we’ve picked a LASER TWEEZER that makes amoebas eat bacteria.
Awesomeness to the MAX.
No – really, its a laser tractor beam that prods amoebas. We’ve awarded January’s $1000 grant to Ben Dubin-Thaler’s Cell Motion BioBus.
We’ll be celebrating with Ben at the First AF-NY Award Ceremony on Monday February 8 at 8 pm, at the Apple Bar, Waverly at Greene. Come and join us for a beer, meet the NY Micro Trustees – and we’re working on getting the BioBus there too. Beyond Awesome.
Last night the Trustees of the Awesome Foundation New York met in person for the first time to get the ball rolling.
Photo (clockwise from top left): Jesse Chan-Norris, Lee-Sean Huang, Sam Lessin, Steve Rosenbaum, Douglas Repetto, Dawn Barber, Clay Shirky, Colin Nedercoorn, Brandon Kessler, Catherine White, and Chris Dixon
The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is kicking off 2010 by announcing the official launch of the New York City chapter. I will be serving as the NYC chapter’s Dean of Awesome. More details on The Awesome Foundation Blog.
The current micro-trustees of The Awesome Foundation NYC chapter include:
- Catherine White
- Caterina Fake
- Chris Dixon
- Sam Lessin
- Clay Shirky
- Colin Nederkoorn
- Jesse Chan Norris
- Douglas Repetto
With 2 more to be announced!