Navigation Links
$1 million Kenan Trust Grant extends support of Scripps Florida education outreach

JUPITER, Florida -- December 4, 2012 -- The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded Scripps Florida, a division of The Scripps Research Institute, $1 million to support the institute's education outreach programs in Palm Beach County. The grant represents the largest single gift to date in support of Scripps Florida's education outreach efforts.

Building upon seven years of Kenan Trust support, the new four-year grant will run through May 2017 and fund established programs that reach hundreds of students and teachers each year. The funding will also enable the development of new programs, including Spanish-language science lessons for middle school students and a hands-on workshop for middle school teachers.

"As Scripps Florida has grown, so has our capability to reach more students and teachers and connect them with our research scientists," said Deborah Leach-Scampavia, director of education outreach at Scripps Florida. "The generous support we've received from the Kenan Charitable Trust has allowed us to turn that capability into a reality, and we see every day the difference it makes in the lives of young people. We're extremely grateful for the Kenan Trust's continued support and are looking forward to many more years of programs dedicated to inspiring the scientists of tomorrow."

Scripps Florida's outreach programs include: six-week summer research internships for Palm Beach County high school students and science teachers; 10-week summer internships for college undergraduates; science career panels and laboratory tours for high school classes; "Science Saturday" and "Neuroscience Saturday" daylong workshops for Title I high school students; three-day "InSPIRE" teacher workshops for high school science teachers; and the annual "CELLebrate Science with Scripps Florida" community science festival held inside The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens.

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Oceans acidifying faster today than in past 300 million years
2. Autism Speaks awards $1.1 million to fund high priority studies
3. In search for a vaccine, IU biologist receives $2.3 million to explore chlamydia genomics
4. WHOI researchers, collaborators receive $1.4 million grant to study life in oceans greatest depths
5. University leads £6 million EU project to tackle obesity
6. Scientists win $2 million to study new pathway in development and maintenance of lymphoma
7. 17th century Dutch explorers help the Atlas reach a major milestone -- 30 million records
8. Mafic melts, methane seeps, 2 million waves, foreign magma, and the invisible hand
9. UF receives $1 million from Keck Foundation to study mechanisms of inherited disease
10. Scientist wins $3 million renewal of one of longest-running NIH grants to Scripps Research
11. From 503-million-year-old fungi to recent earthquakes: New Geology posted ahead of print
Post Your Comments:
(Date:9/28/2015)... FRANCISCO , September 28, 2015 ... is expected to reach USD 12.03 billion by 2020, ... 2020. Technological advancements such as Backside Illumination (BSI) technique ... growth over the forecast period.      (Logo: ... back of the chip to reduce loss and, thus, ...
(Date:9/26/2015)...  Results of a TactioRPM pilot project in ... the Stanford Medicine X Conference. In a presentation ... Health Devices and Pharmacogenomics", Roger Simard , ... how senior patients equipped with connected health devices ... the TactioRPM remote patient monitoring platform were empowered ...
(Date:9/10/2015)... -- This report provides detailed descriptions of the sensor ... sensor types that will dominate in the future. Many ... wearable technology hype curve in the last five years ... with all of them is the prominence of sensor ... functions. Sensors collect data about the physical and chemical ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2015)... -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG ), the leading ... processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies ... Ophthalmic, and the Dental sectors of healthcare, announced today ... the Company has been dismissed by the court.  ... stated, "As we suspected, this case was brought by ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... , Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. ... company engaged in developing and commercializing novel treatments in ... of Dennis Turpin , the Company,s former Senior ... close its Quebec City office.  ... and Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented, "After ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... ... October 12, 2015 , ... Dr. Carl ... has joined the firm as a Premier Expert consultant. NDA Partners Premier ... bring extraordinary value to the company's clients. Premier Experts collaborate to design ...
(Date:10/10/2015)... 10. Oktober, 2015 Am 8. Oktober ... Demokratischen Partei für Kalifornien) ihre Würdigung der International ... in die Aufzeichnungen des Kongresses eintragen lassen. Die ... Association (PPTA) und ihren Mitgliedsunternehmen unterstützt. Ihre ... des Bewusstseins über Plasmaspenden weltweit , Würdigung ...
Breaking Biology Technology: