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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, ...

Administration

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 ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant will enable UCSF to train more nursing faculty – an important step toward alleviating the nursing shortage

By Joan Aragone UCSF April 15, 2004

The UCSF School of Nursing has received a $2.1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, to establish the Betty Irene Moore Accelerated Doctoral Program in Nursing.

With the goal of producing new faculty for Bay Area nursing schools, the program-the first of its kind in the country-is ...

California Institute of Technology

New tool for reading a molecule's blueprints

Caltech January 26, 2004

Just as astronomers image very large objects at great distances to understand what makes the universe tick, biologists and chemists need to image very small molecules to understand what makes living systems tick.

Now this quest will be enhanced by a $ 14,206,289 gift from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to fund Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

November 19, 2003

The Board of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today the approval of a 10-year, $110 million Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative to improve the quality of nursing-related patient care in five counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. The effort will be focused in Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $17.5 million for Thirty Meter Telescope plans

October 16, 2003

The dream of a giant optical telescope to improve our understanding of the universe and its origin has moved a step closer to reality today. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded $17.5 million to fund a detailed design study of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). This new grant allows ...

Conservation

New owl species discovered in Brazil

Conservation International (CI) has announced that a newly described and critically endangered owl species discovered in Brazil was named after Intel founder Gordon Moore and his wife Betty Moore. The description of the bird appears in the most recent edition of Ararajuba, the Brazilian Journal of Ornithology.

The tiny ...

Bay Area Discovery Museum awarded $1.17 million grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

May 7, 2003

The Bay Area Discovery Museum has been awarded a $1,177,000 grant from the San Francisco-based Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support the design, fabrication, and evaluation of two new educational exhibitions that will foster environmental stewardship in young children through interactive learning experiences.

As part of the Museum's My ...

California Institute of Technology

Caltech receives $4 million grant for cryoelectron microscopy laboratory

By Jill Perry Caltech March 13, 2003

The California Institute of Technology is the birthplace of structural biology which was invented by Linus Pauling in the 1940s. Unwilling to rest on its laurels, the Institute will seek out new frontiers in the field with the help of a $4 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore ...