The Shoulders of Giants, Inc.

is creating science and engineering opportunities for students of all ages.

Select a membership level

Fans of Science

per month
Thank you so much for choosing to support our community! To show our thanks, you will receive the following benefits at this tier:

  • Your name in the credits of all episodes and on the homepage of
  • Access to the Discord #patron-chat text and Patron Calls voice channel.
  • Access to all behind-the-scenes, board-meeting, and announcement posts on Patreon.

Includes Discord benefits

Friends of Science

per month
You are a real friend of our community, and the benefits you'll receive at this tier reflect that.

You'll receive all benefits from the previous tier, plus:

  • Access to select Patrons-only events.
  • Access to #how-to-requests - request one custom, professionally made whiteboard-style explanation video per quarter on any STEM-related topic. Most requests are handled within 72 hours.
  • Access to monthly commentary tracks on a select main-series episode. A great way to learn more about the thought processes behind each project!

Includes Discord benefits

Advocates of Science

per month
By supporting TSoG at this level, you're not just helping to sustain our community - your support is helping us provide access to those who couldn't otherwise afford it. Thank you.

You'll receive all benefits from the previous tiers, plus:

  • Opportunities to vote on upcoming live-stream series (e.g. Work in Progress, Foundations, etc.) and courses.
  • Early access to bills of materials for upcoming courses and relevant videos series (e.g. Peer Review).
  • Eligibility to form teams (all members can join a team, but only Patrons can create and maintain teams). Teams can submit projects for review, receive course completion credit, and exchange Challenge points for materials or volunteer credit.
Includes Discord benefits




About Us

The Shoulders of Giants, Inc. (TSoG) is a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organization founded in 2013 on a vision that world-class science education should be available to all students of all ages. Since then, we have worked hard and made many sacrifices to build world-class programs and a laboratory culture that has impacted the lives of thousands throughout our North Texas area. Now, we are ready to share that experience with the world - but we need your help to make it a reality.

In January 2019, we are launching our exciting new service - This service will provide opportunities in all branches of engineering, technology and mathematics to any student with an internet connection. Through a combination of engaging videos, at-home exercises, and live interaction with the program creator, Dr. Steven Foland, middle- and high-school students around the world will be able to engage in the same learning experience students have been enjoying in our lab for years. Please help us make this dream a reality through your support right here on Patreon!

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a trusted crowdfunding platform that allows us to securely receive donations from our supporters in the form of monthly subscriptions. In return for a very reasonable percentage-based service fee, they help us manage those subscriptions and confer benefits to our supporters at all levels. These benefits range from behind-the-scenes information and bonus content, to personalized feedback from the students your donations are helping to support. For a detailed list of our donation levels, please see the "Tiers" section on this page (in the sidebar on desktop, below on mobile).

Commitment to Transparency

The Shoulders of Giants is a registered public charity, and, as such, all donations made on Patreon may be considered tax-deductible. We are committed to honesty and integrity in all of our operations, and are proud to maintain a Platinum Seal of Transparency through GuideStar (

All donations received through Patreon will be used to support the mission of TSoG, which is to share the thrill of scientific discovery. Although a small fee will be charged to our subscribing students to cover our production costs, we rely upon donations from supporters such as yourself to help grow and expand our impact! Some examples of ways in which your donations may be used are to provide:

  • Financial-aid for students in need.
  • Funding for public outreach events.
  • Supplies, equipment, or software for students or school districts who can't afford them.

Lastly, Thank You!

We cannot stress enough how much we rely upon the generosity of supporters like you to be able to do what we do. If you're like us and love science and engineering, believe in the value of education, or just enjoy the idea of students having the tools they need to be able to achieve their dreams, then please help us make this dream a reality by supporting us here. Thank you!

Become a patron to

Unlock 29 exclusive posts
Be part of the community
Connect via private message

Recent posts by The Shoulders of Giants, Inc.

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits