W. M. Keck Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: W. M. Keck Foundation
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Oceanographer Andrew Thompson Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Caltech oceanographer Andrew Thompson, who uses and their impact on Earth's ecology and climate, has been awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Packard Fellowships are awarded annually by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to ... [Published Noodls - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Award Ceremony Honors Excellence in Science Communication

Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation Wins Best Book Award From National Academies;NPR, New York Times, and Seattle Times Also Take Top PrizesWASHINGTON -- The recipients of the 2014 Communication Awards were announced today by the National Academy ... [Published National Academy of Sciences - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Eight CSU Campuses to Lead Systemwide Efforts to Bolster Degree Completion in STEM Majors: Release

With a $4.6 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the California State University has selected eight campuses to spearhead CSU STEM Collaboratives, a program designed to retain more of the students who declare science, ... [Published Noodls - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Catalina Conservancy wins $200K grant to benefit Avalon students

Avalon >> A $200,000 grant awarded to Catalina Island Conservancy will allow an Avalon school to launch a pilot program later this month to give students hands-on lessons about ecology and the environment.W.M. Keck Foundation grant will allow the ... [Published Press-Telegram - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Bahareh Behkam invited to attend National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

Bahareh BehkamBLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 9, 2014 – After a highly competitive process, Bahareh Behkam, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been selected to attend the National ... [Published Virginia Tech - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

Keck Foundation Funds Catalina Island Conservancy's Educational Program

AVALON, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The W.M. Keck Foundation, one of the nation's largest philanthropic organizations, recently awarded a generous grant to the Catalina Island Conservancy to initiate NatureWorks, an innovative school program ... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

White House recognizes campus associate professor after success in international competition

The White House recently recognized UC Berkeley associate professor of mechanical engineering Lydia Sohn for her placement as one of five finalists last year in an international competition to develop new tools for scientists.Sponsored by six research ... [Published Daily Californian - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Identifying Breakthrough Life Science Research Technologies

at 01:41 PM EDTEvery so often, a new tool, technique, or instrument completely revolutionizes how we do research. These tools and techniques are quickly ingrained into the research enterprise, catalyzing breakthrough discoveries and making it difficult ... [Published The White House - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

KISS: A Think and Do Tank for Space Work

NASA is currently exploring options for a mission to capture a small asteroid and haul it into lunar orbit where humans could study it more easily. Meanwhile, NASA's Curiosity rover has been able to determine the age of a rock on Mars for the first time. ... [Published Caltech Daily News - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Robert Candler receives $1M grant for compact X-ray laser research

Robert Candler, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received a $1 million research grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop an ultra-compact X-ray free electron ... [Published UCLA Newsroom - Aug 21 2014]

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...work with autonomous ocean instruments-gliders-that allow us to observe remote or dynamic parts of the ocean over long periods of time," he says. "These tools will be used to explore the coupling between ocean circulation, ecosystem dynamics, and biogeochemical cycling in the upper ocean, processes that are difficult to observe using traditional ship-based techniques."
"for a stunning multimedia investigation of the consequences of worldwide ocean acidification"
...campuses are taking the lead in the CSU's STEM-related innovation," said Ephraim P Smith, CSU Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer. "They've really thought about how the whole institution - from specific departments in math, science, and engineering, as well residential life and themed learning communities - can work together to boost student success in these high-demand fields."
...can benefit from this innovative ecological literacy and career track program," said Ann M Muscat, PhD, the Conservancy's president and CEO. "This grant helps the Conservancy continue to fulfill its commitment to partnering with the Avalon community to enrich the lives of its young people and residents. Through NatureWorks, the Conservancy's trained naturalists and educators will take students into the field, where they can see firsthand how nature works and have those lifelong memories of discovery that will enrich their lives and prepare them for successful careers on and off the Island."

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Oceanographer Andrew Thompson Wins Prestigious ... [Published Noodls - Oct 18 2014]
Award Ceremony Honors Excellence in Science Com... [Published National Academy of Sciences - Oct 17 2014]
Eight CSU Campuses to Lead Systemwide Efforts t... [Published Noodls - Oct 16 2014]
Catalina Conservancy wins $200K grant to benefi... [Published Press-Telegram - Oct 09 2014]
Bahareh Behkam invited to attend National Acade... [Published Virginia Tech - Oct 09 2014]
Keck Foundation Funds Catalina Island Conservan... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Sep 29 2014]
Keck Foundation Funds Catalina Island Conservan... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Sep 29 2014]
Keck Foundation Funds Catalina Island Conservan... [Published Scottrade - Sep 29 2014]
White House recognizes campus associate profess... [Published Daily Californian - Sep 24 2014]
Identifying Breakthrough Life Science Research ... [Published The White House - Sep 19 2014]
KISS: A Think and Do Tank for Space Work [Published Caltech Daily News - Sep 15 2014]
Robert Candler receives $1M grant for compact X... [Published UCLA Newsroom - Aug 21 2014]
First Direct Evidence of Inflation and Primordi... [Published SpaceRef - Mar 17 2014]
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