What We Do

We empower students to undertake original research into finding new medicines especially for neglected diseases.  Their work is shared openly and freely online to help medicine development.  Through participation in this crowd-sourced research experience, students become inspired, learn STEM, and gain valuable skills to help prepare them for future careers.

Our Impact

To date, thousands of ideas for medicine have been created by students and shared with the world.  These students have worked to create medicines for diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, SARS, and antibiotic-resistant infections.  Students from colleges, High Schools, and Jr. High Schools have participated and we are growing.  

Get Involved

We are The Hope Shared Foundation which is a 501(c)(3) public benefit nonprofit zero-salary (all volunteer) organization and we need your help!  Consider joining us in the search for new medicines by becoming a donor or a research partner.  Please contact us if you would like to learn more.  We would be glad to get to know you and discuss how we can work together.  



We help you to embed original research experiences into your classrooms, labs, and homes where students are most able to participate.  Concepts and skills from medicine and STEM are brought together in this unique opportunity. 


Students create ideas for medicine using scaled-up paper-mache models, plastic molecule kits, and an online medicine design user interface.  Below is a short animation describing how students create ideas for medicine.  To see an example of final results, click here: SARS-CoV 3CLpro data


All research results are shared online freely and openly.  Students have the chance to present their original research in online forums and through reports, posters, talks, and meetings.  

Reinforce and expand science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) learning


Align with next generation science standards (NGSS)

Use advanced tools such as virtual, augmented, and mixed realities (XR)

Empower students to be creative, collaborate, and present their work

Help inspire and prepare future researchers, engineers, and medical practitioners

Encourage students to author their own exploration and education

Students help find cures for diseases which might not otherwise be pursued

All student work is shared freely and openly with the world to help find medicine




We provide the fabrication files and instructions to build the paper-mache disease models and plastic molecule kits from scratch.  This option is ideal for projects which have access to 3D printing and CNC router capabilities and are long-term such as over a semester.


Rent or buy the basic parts that are needed to assemble the paper-mache disease models and plastic molecule kits.  This option is ideal for medium-term projects such as over several lectures/labs.


Rent or buy the paper-mache disease models and plastic molecule kits ready-made and ready-to-use out of the box.  This option is ideal for short-term projects such as over a few lectures/labs.


The Hope Shared Foundation, Sacramento, CA, USA


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