Photo by Philip David

Topic for today: The problem of attraction (in a science-y way)

There is a natural human tendency to surround ourselves with people much like ourselves. We tend to form groups based on similarities. We amplify this sameness in schools and workplaces by streaming people into specialties.

Somewhere along the way, this leads to social friction.

So we need programs that reduce social friction. There are heaps of advantages to reducing natural social friction. It makes it possible to move forward on problems. Research shows it also forms strong companies and thriving economies.

And that’s what Beakerhead does.

The goodness of Beakerhead is made possible in part by donations from people like you.

More than ever, we need your help. Government grants are shrinking, while the need to counterbalance natural social friction is increasing.

Your donation will receive a tax receiptas Beakerhead is a registered charity.


Mary Anne Moser
President and Co-founder

P.S. Any donation of $20 or more will qualify for a charitable tax receipt – and helps create a world where everyone can reach their full potential.

P.P.S. Beakerhead is a registered Canadian charity (#83160 0648 RR0001) operated by a tiny mighty secretariat that works passionately to engage EVERYONE at the crossroads of art, science and engineering.


  • A $100 donation will land you an exquisite Beakerhead t-shirt. Show your stripes!

While supplies last!

The money raised will support Beakerhead educational programs. For further information, please call us at 597-351-7787. Beakerhead is incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta.

Want to be part of this story?
Contact Mary Anne Moser to learn about sponsor and donor opportunities.

Beakerhead is a registered charity whose mandate is to advance education at the crossroads of art, science and engineering. Charitable Registration Number 83160 0648 RR001.

Want a unique way to donate to Beakerhead?

How about donating your vehicle or your house? Okay, not your whole house actually, just a part of the agent fee that you have to pay anyway!

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Thank You Generous Donors!


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