May 01, 2017

The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded Susquehanna University a nearly $500,000 grant for a suite of new science equipment.

The four-year grant will provide for the purchase of more than 20 pieces of equipment, including digital microscopes, an eye-tracking device, various spectrometers and flourometers and high-speed cameras.

The new equipment will be used in 47 different courses in the biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, neuroscience, physics and psychology departments, as well as in faculty and collaborative student-faculty research projects.

“Access to modern scientific equipment and faculty mentors who routinely engage students as research assistants, collaborators, coauthors and co-presenters at national and regional conferences, is paramount to connecting students to research opportunities,” said Linda McMillin, provost and dean of faculty at Susquehanna University. “We are extremely grateful to the Sherman Fairchild Foundation for honoring Susquehanna with this award.”

Susquehanna has a long history of collaborative research between students and faculty.

The Council on Undergraduate Research has recognized Susquehanna as a leader for the number of students who present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research each year.