Partners in Science Awards


Contact: Margie Yu,

Public Affairs Assistant

(323) 343-3047

Cal State L.A. Receives Two Partners in Science Awards
from Research Corporation

Los Angeles, California -- June 24, 1996 -- Research Corporation
has recently awarded the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at California
State University, Los Angeles Partners in Science Awards
totaling $14,000 each.

The award for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department was granted
through the efforts of South Pasadena resident Donald R. Paulson,
CSLA Professor of Chemistry, to support a study on synthesis and
spectroscopy of a series of modified ruthenium myoglobins. Lowell
A. Thomson, a science teacher from Los Angeles Downtown Business
Magnet High School, will be assisting with this project which
is cosponsored by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

The award for the Physics and Astronomy Department was granted
through the efforts of Duarte resident Milan Mijic, CSLA
Assistant Professor of Physics, to support a summer research project
on Solar Systems Astrophysics assisted by Charles Noyes, a science
teacher from Verdugo Hills High School.

The Partners in Science program provides opportunities for high
school science teachers to participate in college and university
research under the guidance of faculty scientists. Such collaboration
also provides opportunities for professional growth and develops
a broader understanding of the relationship between high school
and college science education. The secondary goals of the program
are to make high school science teaching more attractive, to help
teachers guide able students toward careers in science, to develop
new teaching strategies and to foster long-term scholarly collaborations.

Partners in Science is cosponsored by agencies, private foundations
and corporations through funds contributed to Research Corporation,
one of the first U.S. foundations wholly devoted to the advancement
of science and technology. The Corporation, chartered in 1912,
initiated Partners in Science as an experimental venture limited
to a few states; however, through the generosity of a growing
list of donor organizations the program is now being expanded
to new areas.

For more information on the University's Partners in Science
projects, contact Donald R. Paulson, CSLA Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry, (323) 343-2300, or Milan Mijic, CSLA Department
of Physics and Astronomy, (323) 343-2100.

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