Partners in Science Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/24/96

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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