Via Chad Orzel’s blog, a survey and raffle


Over at Chad Orzel’s Uncertain Principles blog, he mentions that a colleague of his is doing a research project with a summer student, about physics education.

You can help.  Because they need data.  There’s a survey, and the more people participate, the better.

More participants = better science!   You want better science, don’t you?  Of course you do.

It’s short, it’s painless, and to entice you to take part, they’ll automatically enter you into a raffle for a new Google Nexus 7 32gb tablet.

Yes, they’ll need to take your email address (so they can inform you if you win), but they won’t use it for nefarious purposes.  Because they are scientists.  They will not spam you.  Trust me.

Here’s the quote, with survey address, lifted from Chad’s blog:

I’m doing a summer research project at Union College with a student, and I need as many people as possible to fill out a survey that we created. If you complete the survey by 11:59pm (EST) on Sunday, August 11, 2013, you will be entered into a raffle to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet (32Gb), and you will receive an additional entry into the raffle for each person that lists you as a referrer. You can find the survey at It should only take 5-15 minutes. Thanks!

The scientists themselves remain intriguingly anonymous.   I assume, so as not to unduly influence you with their mellifluous cognomens.


2 Responses to “Via Chad Orzel’s blog, a survey and raffle”

  • khavrinen Says:

    As it always was when I was in math/physics classes: getting the answer ( or at least what I *thought* was the correct answer ) was MUCH easier than trying to explain my reasoning. Despite the fact that ( atypically for males of my age group ) my SAT verbal score was significantly higher than my math score.

  • Sabine Says:

    I wish I had a mellifluous cognomen. That’s probably the only reason I’m not a scientist.