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Education Outreach recipient of generous grants

Education Outreach's Dona Mapston (foreground) and Ellen Potter demonstrate how to use a pipette at a local San Diego library.

Salk's education outreach program is the recipient of two grants that will help expand its offerings to share groundbreaking biological research with the San Diego community.

Neal Blue, chairman and CEO of General Atomics, has given $500,000 to Salk's endowment earmarked for Education Outreach programs such as the Mobile Science Lab and SciChats@Salk. The gift is in memory of Blue's late wife, Anne, who was an early champion of Education Outreach through the Salk Institute Association and a founder of the annual March of Dimes High School Science Day at Salk.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has also given a $300,000, three-year matching grant to support, develop and expand Education Outreach programs. The funding will support Salk scientists who participate in Education Outreach, as well as help develop new and innovative curricula using the latest technology.

For more information about Education Outreach, contact Claire Grezemkovsky, associate director of Foundation Relations, at (858) 453-4100 x2062.