Northwest NEWS

April 23, 2001


Teacher receives grant

Bothell High science teacher, Linda Hill, received a $3,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Wash. This amount was supplemented by Bothell High to provide a total of $5,000 to enable Hill to strengthen laboratory instruction with a greater degree of hands-on science for her students. During the past two summers Hill was the recipient of another grant, allowing her to conduct basic scientific research with Dr. Jeffery Schultz in the Department of Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University.
   The title of their research was Antioxidant Response to Mitochondrial Mutations. In both cases, the grant funds were provided by the Murdock Trust, and the grants were administered by Research Corporation, a foundation for the advancement of science, located in Tucson, Ariz.
   Both grants were awarded in the Partners in Science Program.
   The primary goal of the program is to provide high school science teachers with opportunities to work at the cutting edge of science, revitalize their teaching and help them apply inquiry-based methods in the teaching of science.
   The selection of awardees is based on the qualifications of the partner members, the quality of research proposed and the potential impact on the high school setting.