Dan Jaffe, atmospheric science professor with UW-Bothell and adjunct professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money so that he could research whether coal dust may be harmful to our health. Seattle Times wrote a story about it, and within a day the project was funded — to the tune of over $18,000. Read more about Jaffe’s project and how it broke records for crowdfunding in this Seattle Times follow-up story . Jaffe worked with the UW-grown crowdfunding company Microryza–who also has written a story about his project, here.