Educational Institutions

Ars Hermeneutica Limited

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

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

Increasing America's science literacy.

Main Programs

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

service areas

National

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ruling year

2006

chief executive for fy 2004

Dr. Jeffrey Shaumeyer

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Keywords

science, education, literacy, research

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EIN

20-2143388

Contact

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

How does this organization make a difference?

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

Budget

Population Served

Adults

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None

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

Budget

$2,000.00

Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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

Budget

$500.00

Population Served

Adults

None

None

service areas

National

Self-reported by organization

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

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

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

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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