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Research Team at University of Washington is Building a Better Battery

Dr. Lilo Pozzo, associate professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, received a $60,000 Commercialization Initiation grant from the Trust to enable a renewable energy grid for flow battery technology. Dr. Pozzo and the rest of the Membrion research team were recently featured in an article in which they explain the […]
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Cyber Bullies, Hate Groups and Fake News… Had Enough Yet?

by Steve Moore • July 2017 It doesn’t take long on the Internet, your email or your social media to be convinced that fake news and cyber bullies are a part of the technological landscape for some time to come. Recently, I had a chance to sit down with a colleague from the University of […]
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Boys Scouts, HopeWorks Announce Grants

The Murdock Trust is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations all across the Pacific Northwest serving unique and diverse constituencies. Recently, two grantees were in the news announcing Murdock awards. The Boy Scouts of America Blue Mountain Council announces $163,000 grant | Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business “The Boy Scouts of America Blue Mountain Council […]
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OSU Spectroscopy Instrument to Benefit Northwest Researchers

Oregon State University (OSU) has acquired a new ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy instrument that will “make its surface characterization laboratory a major resource for scientists throughout the Pacific Northwest.” This piece of equipment will be used to develop “new and better materials for semiconductors, solar energy, batteries, catalysis and various environmental applications.” OSU received a […]
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OHSU Researchers Link Neurodevelopmental Disorders to High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy

A team of researchers at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), led by Elinor Sullivan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Neuroscience at Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU and a Murdock College Research Program Life Sciences grant recipient, have linked “an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as anxiety […]
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100Kin10 Focused on Training STEM Teachers

100Kin10 is connecting institutions from the public and private sectors, as well as government agencies, to solve “one of our country’s most pressing challenges – giving kids a great STEM education – by adding 100,000 more, excellent STEM teachers to America’s classrooms by 2021,” an initiative that has received support from the Trust. 100Kin10 has […]
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Building Powerful Partnerships – Museum of Flight

Here at the Murdock Trust, we are fortunate to partner with hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the Pacific Northwest working to help fulfill their mission. One of the ways we do this is by awarding grants, but we have always been interested in coming alongside grantees and helping them build capacity and improve strategy to […]
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University of Puget Sound Student’s Summer Research Experience

McKinley Nevins is one of the students at the University of Puget Sound doing summer research supported by the Murdock Trust’s College Science Research Program, designed to strengthen institutions’ faculty and undergraduate student research efforts in the natural sciences. Check out this blog post she wrote about her experience working in the Hoh Rainforest on […]
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Celebrating Generosity

by Claire Sykes • July 2017 The sounds of gypsy jazz from The Djangophiles wafted through the large, open-air space as everyone mingled about and nibbled on tasty hors d’oeuvres. Here at the Pearson Field Education Center on that gorgeous June 30th morning, more than 400 public officials, community leaders and partners of the M. […]
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Bipartisan Charity Act, Founder’s Day Celebration, and $13.4 Million Invested in the PNW

We recently celebrated the Murdock Trust’s 42nd anniversary with nearly 500 leaders from across the Northwest. Our annual Founder’s Day celebration was held at the historic Fort Vancouver Trust and provided an opportunity to honor retiring Trustee Lyn Swanson, who is now our first Trustee Emeritus. Lyn was presented with a beautiful glass airplane crafted […]
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