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Who’s predicting the next big thing?

SciCast is comprised of more than 7,000 science and technology experts and enthusiasts from universities, the private sector and professional organizations such as AAAS, IEEE, and ACS.  The SciCast team thought it would be fun to find out more about what motivates SciCasters to predict the next big thing. 

Meet SciCaster Ted Sanders, 26, who resides in Stanford, CA and is pursuing his PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford University.

tedshot Q: How did you get involved as a SciCast participant?

I learned about SciCast when it evolved out of the DAGGRE project, which I had joined from reading Robin Hanson’s blog. However, I was not active on SciCast until recently, when SciCast announced gift card prizes and the College Bowl competition. My participation also stems from a desire to support the legalization of prediction markets in the United States.

Q: What do you find most interesting about SciCast?

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College Bowl Leaderboards June 17


Here are this week’s scores for the individuals with highest points. Scores are the actual gains on College Bowl questions that have already closed during the contest. Updated 6/17/14.


User Name Score Team
ted 3015 Stanford University
sflicht 1982 Harvard University
ctwardy* 1118 George Mason University
jkominek 570 University of Colorado
dvasya 451 George Mason University
benthinkin 430 Providence College
bw 290 Stanford University
Question Mark* 254 Duke University
Hotshot 226 University of California, Berkeley
yuan10 180 University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
dvasya 150 George Mason University
Geoff 148 Oregon State University
peaigr 127 Stanford University
rrich 126 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
HAL9000 115 University of California Berkeley
MerrySeeker 109 California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
Beth81 106 George Mason University
witless 51 Stanford University
saurabh_02 50 Texas A&M University
scotchval 49 Duke University

*Not eligible to win.

Team Leaderboard

NOTE: Here are the top 20 Colleges represented in the College Bowl. So far, none have reached 50 participants. Don’t wait! Recruit some teammates today and win BIG! Reach out to your alumni groups and personal networks.

George Mason University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Duke University
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Florida State University
Marquette University
Northwestern University
Yale University
Dartmouth College
Michigan State University
Oregon State University
Penn State University
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas (Austin)
University of Wisconsin

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