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Office Services Coordinator, Los Altos

Person: Jerin DeLuca

Jerin DeLuca is the office services coordinator at the Heising-Simons Foundation’s office in Los Altos. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Jerin worked at Fusion Academy as their director of first impressions. She has also worked in a variety of administrative and office management roles for the past 12 years.

Post: Northwest Passage Project: Exploring a Changing Arctic

The consequences of climate change are dramatically observable in the Arctic region. From July 18 to August 4, US and Canadian scientists, supported by 25 post-secondary students, will study vital signs of a rapidly changing Arctic Ocean this summer, and offer the public a chance to share the experience in real time.

Post: Grants Approved in the Second Quarter of 2019

At the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are proud of the grants and partnerships we develop to advance the issues we care about, and we believe in being transparent about our grantmaking with our partners and the public.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, June 2019

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 in June 2019.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, May 2019

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 in May 2019.

Grant Highlight: R Street

R Street Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization whose mission is to engage in policy research and outreach to promote free markets and effective government. As part of the Climate and Clean Energy strategy to transform the energy sector, this grant supports R Street’s efforts to enhance competition in wholesale electricity markets.… Continue Reading

Person: Laura Wisland

Laura Wisland is a program officer for the Climate and Clean Energy program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Laura led the Union of Concerned Scientists’ work on power sector issues in the West for 11 years, advocating for policies to accelerate the transition to carbon-free sources of electricity. Before… Continue Reading

Post: Our Ignorance About Gravity

How universal is Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation? We already know that this law does not apply when the gravitational force is very strong (like near a black hole). And when the gravitational force is very weak (like between two billiard balls) we don’t really know if Newton’s Law applies or not, because such a tiny force is very difficult to measure.