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Cogent Education

minimum investment: $200.00

Athens, GA

Preparing America's future scientists

Founded by scientists, programmers, artists, game designers and educators, Cogent EducationTM works with teachers to support student learning of difficult science concepts. We create Interactive Case Studies in which students act as science professionals to solve real world problems. For example, to learn about osmosis, students act as a veterinarian trying to the save the life of a calf that is having seizures. As students progress through an Interactive Case, teachers can see how their students are performing in real time, which enables them to instantly identify students that may need their help.

Funding target: $100,000 – $1,000,000 by 07/15/17

Title III: Loan Revenue Share

Minimum investment: $200


We believe that problem solving is a skill and that skills can be honed through practice. Successful scientists solve real world problems by applying the skills of the scientific method and these are the skills we want young people to practice and master. These skills are not just for science, they are for any career, which is why we believe that helping students develop these skills will give them the opportunity to live better lives.

By investing in us, you will be investing in the future of the young people who will become the next generation of science professionals that will help the U.S. solve some of the greatest challenges of our time. We need nurses, doctors, and neurologists to tackle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. We need chemists, physicists and engineers to develop renewable energy sources, to build energy efficient buildings and rebuild our broken infrastructure. All of these challenges can be met, but only if we equip our young people with the skills needed to succeed in life.