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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.0pt'>7 April 2015 Spark Meeting</p>

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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:10.0pt;color:gray'>Tuesday, April 07, 2015</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:10.0pt;color:gray'>10:57 AM</p>

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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Fix discrepancies on website/brochure</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-different

  1. of students listed</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Google Webmaster to prune out irrelevant google searches on our iGEM team</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Change Facebook name to UCLA iGEM </p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-also change our actual org name to UCLA iGEM</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Science Research Alliance</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-science communication focus</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Rachel recommended this</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-primary market</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-<span style='font-weight:bold'>Angels List</span></p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-a list of a bunch of startups that are seeking funding</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-gives good insight into who is getting funding</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:1.125in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-a window into the future of tech</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-may be a good place to seek contacts</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-WRITE A LIST OF WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT OUR SILK PROJECT AND EMAIL IT TO RACHEL</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-WRITE OUR ORGANIZATION'S HISTORY</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-WRITE A LIST OF ALUMNI STUDENTS</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-FILL OUT LIST OF CAMPAIGN PROJECT LEADERS</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-START BUILDING EMAIL LISTS</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-think about big names in our fields</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-people who would be willing to share our campaign</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-myth: you only want to find people with the largest following</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-truth: you want to find people who &quot;shout the loudest,&quot; will spread our message as far as possible</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Foundation money</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-if you already have a foundation fund (discretionary funding)</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-crowdfunding would be a great way to go back to the foundation and asking for more money</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Social Media</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-encourage all members to like and share our Facebook/Twitter</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-we might have a chance to do a paid advertisement through Facebook/Twitter</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:1.125in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-it will be targeted at friends of friends</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Rachel will do targeted research, present options to us</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'><span style='font-weight:bold'>-if any of the options don't seem right to us, we need to let them know</span></p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-let's try to get Sri out to one or two Spark meetings</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-preliminary idea from Rachel</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-a comic book theme</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-&quot;shorter panels to describe what synthetic biology is&quot;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-infographic in a comic book style</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-make the complex topic of synthetic biology accessible</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-could possibly reach out to actual comic book artists to work on it</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-next meeting: probably in 2 weeks</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-once she gets approval form the rest of committee, she'll show us the site</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Rachel will work with Orlando to set up a UCLA foundation account</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-make sure that our donations are tax deductible</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-Rachel will start building a media list for people we can reach out to</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-like newspapers, sites, bloggers, etc.</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</p>

<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-turnaround is 2 weeks after completion of campaign</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-current problem: jamboree individual registration <span style='font-weight:bold'>deadline is July 31</span></p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'><span style='font-weight:bold'>-that's too late for the SPARK campaign!</span></p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-we either need to begin our campaign in June, or state that the Spark money will go to other expenses</p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.75in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>-look at our budget, see if there's anything that we don't have to pay for until LATE AUGUST<br> &nbsp;</p>

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