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Grantee EDvance College Receives College Accreditation

EDvance College, a grantee partner of the Foundation’s Education program, has received college accreditation from WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a move that will allow early childhood educators to receive a bachelor’s degree while maintaining employment in the field.

What Our Grants and Grantees Look Like

The First Detection of Neutrinos at a Particle Collider

The FASER (Forward Search Experiment) collaboration, which searches for light and extremely weak interacting particles, has announced the discovery of neutrinos (subatomic particles) produced at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Foundation President and CEO Sushma Raman Featured in Inside Philanthropy

Sushma Raman, Heising-Simons Foundation’s President and CEO, was featured in Inside Philanthropy today.

Announcing the 2023 Class of 51 Pegasi b Fellows

We are pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship. The eight Fellows were selected based on their outstanding research achievements, innovative research plans, and potential to impact the field of planetary astronomy. Fellows were also selected based on their commitment to and plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in planetary astronomy.

Introducing Three New Colleagues

The Heising-Simons Foundation is excited to welcome two new program officers, joining our Climate and Clean Energy and Human Rights teams, and a program associate joining our Community and Opportunity team.

Letter from the President and CEO

It is not every day that a person gets to join such a thoughtful, talented network of strong leaders working on the country’s most pressing problems. But that is the great fortune I have been afforded, joining the Heising-Simons Foundation as its new President and CEO. 

Space, Hope, and Charity: The Remarkable Journey of Astrophysicist Charity Woodrum

Space, Hope, and Charity is a new documentary film based on the life of Charity Woodrum, a Ph.D. candidate in astrophysics and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Steward Observatory, University of Arizona. The Heising-Simons Foundation supported the filming and post-production of the documentary film with a grant from the Science program.

51 Pegasi b Fellow’s Project Selected for Funding by NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts

Dr. Melodie Kao, a 51 Pegasi b Fellow at University of California, Santa Cruz, has been selected for funding by the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program as part of the Great Observatory for Long Wavelengths (GO-LoW) concept team, led by Dr. Mary Knapp of MIT Haystack Observatory.