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Press Releases

Special Projects in Science

$5.6 million grant boosts UC Berkeley Diversity Program for undergraduate science students

By Noel Gallagher University of California, Berkeley November 4, 2004

A $5.6 million grant to the Biology Scholars Program at the University of California, Berkeley, will increase the number of UC Berkeley students from underserved communities who are admitted to medical schools and graduate science programs throughout the country.

The five-year grant from the San Francisco-based Gordon and Betty Moore ...

California Institute of Technology

Observing the roiling Earth

By Marcus Woo Caltech October 28, 2004

In the 1960s the theory of plate tectonics rocked geology's world by determining that the first 60 miles or so of our planet—the lithosphere—is divided into about a dozen rigid plates that crawl along by centimeters each year. Most manifestations of the earth's dynamics, like earthquakes and volcanoes, occur along ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $5.5M for nursing program

October 18, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded two grants totaling $5.5 million to San José State University's School of Nursing for programs to increase the number of new nursing graduates and to educate additional nursing faculty. The two projects are the "Bachelor of Science in Nursing Boot Camp" and ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Marine microbes focus of major gift to MIT

By Elizabeth A. Thomson MIT News September 21, 2004

Marine microbes shape the chemical composition of the Earth's oceans and atmosphere, yet we know essentially nothing about them. Now, thanks to major grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, MIT researchers aim to learn dramatically more about some of the most important organisms on the globe.

Professors Penny ...

Special Projects in Science

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $2.38 million for supernova research

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of San Francisco has awarded $2,377,000 to the University of California at Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory, in support of the Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory). The grant is intended to further dark energy research through the study and understanding of nearby Type Ia supernovae, a ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UCSF nursing school receives grant to expand nursing care project in Bay Area

By Corinna Kaarlela UCSF September 15, 2004

Researchers in the UCSF School of Nursing have received a new $1.4 million grant to expand a project focused on measuring the quality of nursing care in Bay Area hospitals.

Awarded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the new grant will make it possible to increase the number of ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Jonathan Zehr receives major award from Moore Foundation for marine microbiology research

By Tim Stephens University of California, Santa Cruz August 9, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected Jonathan Zehr, professor of ocean sciences at UCSC, to receive more than $4 million over the next five years as a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator in marine science. The award will support Zehr's groundbreaking research on microorganisms that "fertilize" the ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

UH Manoa oceanographer receives $3.85 million grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

University of Hawai'i July 26, 2004

University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor David Karl has been named the recipient of the inaugural Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator in Marine Science award. Selected on the basis of his past research and community leadership contributions in the field of biological oceanography and his potential for future contributions, ...


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation names Edward E. Penhoet President

July 14, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation yesterday announced the election of Dr. Edward E. Penhoet, the Foundation's Chief Program Officer for Science and Higher Education, as President. He will succeed retiring President Lewis W. Coleman, who has served in that capacity since the Foundation's inception in 2000.

Dr. Penhoet's election ...

Chabot Space & Science Center receives grant to encourage girls in science, technology and engineering

Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland has announced a $2,090,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support Techbridge, a multifaceted program designed to enhance girls' interest and skills in science, technology, and engineering. Chabot will host this afterschool program that encourages girls to pursue academic and ...