Navigation Links
$1 million Kenan Trust Grant extends support of Scripps Florida education outreach
Date:12/4/2012

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
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/29/2016)... BioDirection, a privately held medical device company developing novel ... concussion and other traumatic brain injury (TBI), announced today ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review ... meeting company representatives reviewed plans for clinical development of ... a planned pilot trial. "We are ...
(Date:11/22/2016)... , November 22, 2016 According to the new ... Palm Print, Face, Vein, Signature, Voice), Multi-Factor), Component (Hardware and Software), Function ... by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to grow from USD 10.74 Billion ... of 16.79% between 2016 and 2022. Continue ... ...
(Date:11/17/2016)... , Nov. 17, 2016  AIC announces that it has just released a new ... that require high-performance scale-out plus high speed data transfer storage solutions. Photo ... ... ... Setting up a high performance computing ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... to an early access program for SmartBiome -- a novel metagenomic deep-sequencing ... simultaneous specific enrichment and detection of hundreds of different genes. The selective ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. ("SQI" or ... results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, ... , , ... -based life sciences and diagnostics company that develops and commercializes ... Commercial Highlights Achieved revenues of $1.4 million more ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... Discovering new clues to natural treatments that ... what’s happening in our brains. And searching for keys to our immune systems by ... honored with the 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards by The ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... ("GPP") portfolio company, today announced it has acquired the assets of Theorem ... Chiltern International and focuses on clinical trial drug packaging, labeling, storage, reconciliation, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: