Sadia Hasan is an accounting assistant at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Sadia was a technical and accounts manager at the Rahima Foundation. Born and raised in Pakistan, Sadia received a master’s degree in economics and an MBA in information technology, both from Bahauddin Zakariya University in Pakistan.
The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees over the past month.
On April 26, 2018, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) will open the United States’ first memorial dedicated to the thousands of African-Americans lynched over a seven-decade period following the Civil War, and a new museum dedicated to slavery and its legacy today. EJI is supported by the Foundation’s Human Rights program.
The Heising-Simons Foundation continues to grow. In 2017, the Foundation awarded more than $75 million across its programs in education, science, climate and clean energy, human rights, and local and emerging opportunities. To learn more about the Foundation’s grantmaking totals for 2017, as well as grants per program, we invite you to explore our Year At A Glance interactive infographic page. Once you’re on that page, you’ll also be able to access data from 2016 and 2015.
Earlier this week, education news site The 74 featured an opinion piece co-authored by Kimberly Brenneman, program officer for the Foundation’s Education program. The piece outlines the importance and potential upside of empowering families and communities to fulfill their critical role in the math education of our youngest learners.
Nicole Feldman is a receptionist and office assistant at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Nicole was a receptionist and administrative assistant at a fitness center, as well as a swimming instructor. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from San Jose State University.
Last month, the Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) announced that it has achieved the necessary sensitivity to sense dark matter axions – theoretically predicted particles that might constitute the missing matter in the universe. The breakthrough, detailed in the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review Letters, makes ADMX the only experiment ever built to attain such precision.
The energy sectors—including electricity, gas, and oil used in homes, businesses, and transportation—account for more than two-thirds of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Advanced technologies, such as LED light bulbs, solar, and electric vehicles, are transforming these energy systems, offering large societal benefits and requiring policymakers to tackle a broad range of complex new issues. Policies… Continue Reading