M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Portland State University (PSU) announced recent grants they received through our Partners in Science program that connects high school science teachers with research mentors to engage in science research.

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Portland State University was recently awarded $45,000 from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science (Partners) program. The grants, at $15,000 each, will fund three different projects and give local high school teachers at David Douglas High School, Valley Catholic High School and Beaverton High School the opportunity to engage in research with an outstanding research mentor at PSU.

“The importance of the collaboration between PSU and high schools in our local community is essential,” said PSU President Wim Wiewel. “These grants, and the Partners program as a whole, equip science teachers with the research experience to implement better practices in their own classrooms.”

…2017 marks the 28th year of M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s participation in Partners and more than 500 teachers throughout the Trust’s five-state funding region who have been awarded this grant. As a part of the program, the Trust hosts an annual national conference where teachers present their research results, hear presentations from renowned researchers, and network with other teachers and researchers from across the United States.

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