Cherokee Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a subsidiary of PRWT Services, Inc., has generously supported the Science in Motion program at Susquehanna University in the form of a $10,000 grant. The grant was used to purchase new laptop computers to expand SIM offerings and replace antiquated technology. Below is a photograph of one of the new computers being used in the classroom.
Eric Anderson, SIM, does a Photosynthesis and Respiration lab with Shamokin High School students.
On Thursday, January 15, 2009, Susquehanna University faculty and staff visited ConAgra Foods in Milton, Pa., for a second round of equipment donations. Representatives from biology, chemistry and SIM walked through the ConAgra facility selecting equipment and glassware.
ConAgra Foods in Milton, Pa., generously donated chemistry equipment and instrumentation to Susquehanna University and the Science in Motion program on Friday, March 9, 2007. The items received included two Iso Temp ovens, five glassware drying racks, autoclave, glass condenser assemblies, FT-IR spectrophotometer, steam washer and non-digital balance. The addition of these resources to SU and SIM will enhance the educational experience of SU students as well as Central Pennsylvania high schools science students served by SIM.
Loading the SIM van with ConAgra donated equipment and supplies.
The Merck Company Foundation has generously pledged support for the Science in Motion program at Susquehanna University in the form of a $76,000 grant. A portion of these funds has already been used to purchase three infrared Spectrophotometers (FTIRs). These instruments are very useful for Chemistry experiments, especially Organic Chemistry and Chemistry Crime Scene. We expect ample use of these instruments by the teachers we serve. The remaining funds are earmarked for a thermocycler, digital camcorders and Math/Physics equipment. The acquisition of these high priority items will allow SIM to better meet the needs of the teachers we serve.
Betse Humphrey, Robert Murphy, and Justin Noll, Merck, with Courtney Thomas, SIM, on a visit to our Science in Motion office.
The Chesapeake Bay Commission has generously pledged support for the Susquehanna University Science in Motion (SIM) Water Quality Project in the form of a $25,000 grant. The goal of this project is to engage secondary science students who reside along the branches of the Susquehanna River in real and meaningful data collection and reporting concerning water quality. State Representative Russell H. Fairchild, R-85 of Lewisburg, presented the original grant to SIM on June 20, 2005 at Susquehanna University during the two day training workshop for area teachers participating in the project. In his presentation speech, Rep. Fairchild mentioned how teachers and students participating in the project will be a part of history in cleaning up the problem areas in the Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna River, and its tributaries
State Representative Russ Fairchild presenting the original grant for $50,000 to Science in Motion and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.
Courtney Thomas, SIM, and Marel Raub, PA Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, at our Annual Mole Day Dinner held on October 24, 2005, at Susquehanna University.