We continually seek resources to develop new curricula, design and produce software based on these curricula for low-cost devices, pilot these prototypes in collaboration with local communities, and incubate our work for massive scale-up.
The most flexible way to help us advance our mission is to donate cash. Make a donation to us via Carnegie Mellon University's Make a Gift Online website.
We have rolling opportunities for students and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds to make a difference with their creativity and talents. Volunteers contribute their time to tasks such as: software programming, graphics/animation development, voiceover development, language translation, usability evaluation, field-testing, partnership development and business development.
We have a track record in mentoring our dedicated undergraduate student volunteers for graduate school admissions. We attest to their caliber by providing our star performers with strong recommendation letters to accompany their applications to the most competitive graduate programs in the United States and Canada.
We are grateful to our funders for their financial support:
Carnegie Mellon University's
Human-Computer Interaction Institute,
U.S. National Science Foundation and Verizon. Some of this support took the form of competitive awards.
Other sponsors include: Intel Undergraduate Research Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Bears Breaking Boundaries 2006 competition at UC Berkeley (prize award in serious games category), Seeqpod (travel support), Sony Creative Software (Sound Forge software license), Wildbit (Beanstalk subversion server) and Wrike (project management facility).
Project Olympus, the
incubator unit affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University that
accelerates world-class academic research into the development and
business stages, has been most generous with their time.
We acknowledge our tremendous debt to our business and academic advisors, as well as the numerous student volunteers who got us to where we are today.
Finally, our thanks go to the parents in the villages and slums who consented to their children participating in our research studies, in the hopes that they -- together with millions of other poor children around the world -- can realize their fullest potentials.
Matthew Kam, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Newell Simon Hall, Room 3525
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891, USA
Children at a pilot school in peri-urban India welcoming us