An online collaborative platform to promote a fun and accessible science for youths

Project visual wax-science
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<p> <strong>PROJECT</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Creating a <strong>collaborative online platform</strong> as a tool to discuss science in a fun and original way, and <strong>break stereotypes</strong> regarding science . This platform will gather numerous projects where <strong>youths</strong> will be the first actors.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="tube" height="60" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/23379/Capture_d_e_cran_2013-05-12_a__23.34.20.png" width="39"><strong>INTEREST</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> - For the <strong>youths</strong>: A space of freedom of expression on any topics connected to science, triggering their curiosity and encouraging them through contest-games and events</p> <p> - For the <strong>citizens</strong> : An aesthetic and interactive website to really understand what is science today</p> <p> - For the <strong>teachers</strong> : A new tool to teach science at school, in an innovative and fun way by working with there students on creating content for the platform</p> <p>  </p> <p> We are officially supported by "la Cité des Sciences et de l'industrie" and by "le Palais de la Découverte" (Paris) which are the most visited museums regarding Science Outreach in France</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="?" height="44" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/23381/Capture_d_e_cran_2013-05-12_a__23.33.59.png" width="34"><strong>FACTS</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> - <strong>30%</strong> of researchers in Europe are women (She Figures, 2009, European commission report)</p> <p> - <strong>83%</strong> of engineers are men in Europe (She Figures, 2009, European commission report)</p> <p> - <strong>8%</strong> of university deans are women in France</p> <p> - <strong>17%</strong> of paramedical jobs are occupied by men Too many stereotypes drive youths in their choices of education ! Clichés prevents them from choosing the right topic and we want to break cliches related to science.  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="fusee" height="64" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/23382/Capture_d_e_cran_2013-05-12_a__23.33.48.png" width="44"><strong>OBJECTIVES</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> - <strong>Deconstructing stereotypes</strong> related to science by giving science a better image through original and fun content</p> <p> - Showing that science is possible for <strong>everyone</strong>, thanks to interviews of women and men from all over the world, working in science after different levels of study</p> <p> - Building a <strong>new tool</strong> for and with teachers to use WAX at school and get science out of the classroom into the real world!</p> <p> - Starting contest-game to <strong>let youths express themselves</strong> !</p> <p> - Creating <strong>network of associations</strong> and scientist to enhance collaborations and discussions  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="eclaire" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/23380/Capture_d_e_cran_2013-05-12_a__23.34.12.png"><strong>SPIRIT</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Sharing, Curiosity, Initiative, Collaboration, Fun are the essential strengths of our project.</p> <p> Our fundamental goal : <strong>Trigger curiosity and initiatives.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>TEMPLATE</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Nvlemaquette" height="657" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/22602/nvlemaquette.jpg" width="604"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Capture_d_e_cran_2013-05-12_a__23.43.22" height="61" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/23383/Capture_d_e_cran_2013-05-12_a__23.43.22.png" width="43"><strong>STORY</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> 1/ Everything started in 2012. At that time, a friend asked us to make <strong>doodle</strong> videos for popularising science, like why is the sky blue ?</p> <p> 2/ A day of November 2012, we participated to the European Gender Summit video contest, entitled "<strong>Science, it's your thing</strong>". Let's go, the deadline was in 2 weeks ! It was the first doodle video we had to make. Challenge accepted.</p> <p> 3/ The <strong>team</strong> worked hard, and we managed to finish the video on time, and spread massively the word on social networks.</p> <p> 4/ And <strong>we won</strong>.</p> <p> 5/ Thanks to <strong>François Taddei</strong>, an article is published in the french newspaper "Le Monde". We started to meet people. Lots of people.</p> <p> 6/ We were already wondering about <strong>promoting science</strong>, <strong>gender equality</strong>, how to transmit our passion and commitment to youth. While discussing with people, our project grew are took a shape. It had no name, but aimed at promoting science for all, through new technologies. The <strong>science we like: fun, exciting, visionary, equal</strong>.</p> <p> 7/ We <strong>talked</strong> to people around us. To friends, friends of friends. We ended up with a team, helping us to carry the project further.</p> <p> 8/ Here we are now, thanks to these motivated, motivating, dynamic, skillful people.  </p> <p> 9/ <strong>WAX Science</strong>, it's an entire community's work, gathered around shared values. Where you're the only missing!  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> The video of the project :</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/65592810" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The TEAM</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Photogroup" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/23187/Photogroup.png"></p>

Allocation of funds

<p> 17,200 € are needed to launch the collaborative platform (developtment, server, maintenance)</p> <p>  </p> <p> This platform needs to be <strong>independant</strong>. This is why, the WAX science association already ask for different public funding grant. But a way to stay even more independant is to favor <strong>crowdfunding</strong> incomes. And here is our first crowdfunding campaign, and we hope will not be the last, since we hope relying only on that funding model in the future.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>More precisely</u>, <strong>5,000€</strong> will be dispatch as followed :</p> <p>  </p> <p> - 100 € : buying domain name</p> <p> - 3500 € : early development of the platform</p> <p> - 1000 € : one year maintenance</p> <p> - 400 € : KissKissBankBank fees</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> For french citizen, see the french version for more information concerning taxes reduction.</p>



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