Educational Institutions

Ars Hermeneutica Limited

  • Bowie, MD
  • http://ArsHermeneutica.org

Mission Statement

Increasing America's science literacy.

Main Programs

  1. Science-Book Challenge
  2. Kids & Teens Read Science
  3. Read Science!

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Service Areas

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National

Our projects use distributed resources to engage people in building science literacy across the United States.

ruling year

2016

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Dr. Jeffrey Shaumeyer

Keywords

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science, education, literacy, research

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EIN

20-2143388

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

Science & Technology Museum (A57)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Science-Book Challenge

Encouraging adults to read popular science books and then write about those books in short reviews that can help their peers identify books they might profitably read.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

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None

Budget

Program 2

Kids & Teens Read Science

A summer science-reading contest for young people, encouraging them to read and talk about science by entering their video presentation about a book in our contest to win prizes.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 3

Read Science!

"Read Science!" is a serious of recorded video conversations in which we talk with authors of popular-science books about their books, about science, and about communicating science to non-specialists.

Category

Science & Technology, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Our projects use distributed resources to engage people in building science literacy across the United States.

Funding Needs

Significant expansion of our literacy programs calls for an annual $250,000.

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Operations

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Ars Hermeneutica Limited

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Jeffrey Shaumeyer

BIO

Jeffrey Shaumeyer, Ph.D., is the founder of Ars Hermeneutica, Limited. As a physicist with a 20-year research career, he has learned about the nature of science & engineering from the inside while working in academic research, aerospace engineering, and satellite telecommunications.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Jeffrey N Shaumeyer

President

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