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$1.2 million from GBMF funds data analysis research

Johns Hopkins University November 12, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a Johns Hopkins University astronomer and computer scientist a $1.2 million grant to devise a new method for analyzing information created in data-intensive fields such as astronomy and genetics. The grant matches an earlier W.M. Keck Foundation grant of the same amount ...

Special Projects in Environmental Conservation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grants $8 million to The Nature Conservancy to protect rain forests in Costa Rica

The Nature Conservancy November 11, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has granted $8 million to The Nature Conservancy to protect forest areas in the Costa Rican Osa Peninsula. This is one of the largest private donations ever given to a conservation project in Central America.

The grant will ensure the Peninsula will be protected ...

$4.2 million grant to address nursing shortage awarded to CPMC Foundation

In response to the critical nursing shortage in San Francisco, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded California Pacific Medical Center Foundation a grant of $4.2 million in support of its Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative. The grant will fund a partnership between California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's ...

California Institute of Technology

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation gives $25.4 million to Caltech for Nanoscale Systems Initiative

By Robert Tindol Caltech November 10, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a $25.4 million grant to the California Institute of Technology to establish the Nanoscale Systems Initiative (NSI). The grant will support one of the scientific and technological community's promising research avenues--the creation of extremely tiny devices to augment and in some cases ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Award will help unlock mysteries of one of Earth's most important organisms

By Sandra Hines University of Washington November 8, 2004

A University of Washington marine microbiologist -- whose work is of interest not just to oceanographers but to ecologists, climate scientists, biomedical researchers and materials scientists alike -- has become a member of a select group of scientists named as Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation investigators in marine science.

Virginia ...

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 ...