ProtoSpace is a wonderful concept whose time has come ! It has been awarded 501(c)3 status, has a solid business plan, and committed leadership. Founder Shane Gill of Dublin, Ohio has been a science and technology enthusiast since childhood. Tired of 'cheerleader' organizations that simply required annual dues to be paid in exchange for periodic newsletters to members on the accomplishments of others, he began to conceptualize an interactive organization that would rely on the expertise of active members to accomplish organizational goals. The stated mission is to be dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering education through Internet-based global collaborative design and assembly of member-generated concepts. Awarded 501(c)3 status as an educational non-profit organization.