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Engineer in laboratory. Image: Provided. See larger image

You can make it happen: Fall 2014

Inspire young women to become engineers

The last decade has seen enrollments of women students in chemical and biomolecular engineering rise to the point of parity with male students. To sustain this momentum, CBE Women, a group of graduate students in the department, organize an outreach event for 10th-grade girls and their families from rural New York to learn about science and career choices through hands-on demonstrations. Help them offer the program to more girls. $10,000.

Students reading The Cornell Daily Sun

Students reading The Cornell Daily Sun. Image: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. See larger image

Save the Sun

Cornell University Library and The Cornell Daily Sun are collaborating to digitize all of the years of The Cornell Daily Sun from 1880 to 1989. Years still requiring funding include academic years: 1947-50; 1966-67, $5,000; 1974-78, $7,500; 1979-89, $10,000.

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Birds on barn beam. Image: iStockphoto. See larger image

Love birds, advance science

Join the Golden-wing Society at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and support the lab's work to understand and protect the world's birds. Members are invited on exclusive eco-tours, birding trips and an annual retreat at Sapsucker Woods. Become a benefactor at $1,000; become a partner at $2,500; become a leader at $5,000 (lab benefits increase at each level).

Enable alacrity

The Rapid Response Fund at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future provides modest but critical quick turnaround support for a wide variety of urgent or time-sensitive sustainability-related ventures, including workshops, art and film projects, conferences and novel seed ideas. Proposals undergo accelerated review. Approximately 25 are funded annually. Make more projects possible right away. $5,000-$10,000.

hand, chalk and blackboard

Hand, chalk and blackboard. Image: Provided. See larger image

This experiment's got your name all over it

Series of bench-scale experiments designed to mimic processes used in commercial-scale production of agrochemicals, fine chemicals, polymers, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. Name an experiment and help modernize the Unit Operations Laboratory in Olin Hall. $100,000.

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