Obtaining timely information about COVID-19 and explaining it to young children can be a challenge. For parents who speak languages other than English, as well as for parents who never learned to read, the task is doubly hard, as many of the public health materials that share important recommendations about handwashing and social distancing are not available to them.
According to core accretion theory, pebbles, rocks, and gases in the protoplanetary disk around an infant star will clump together to form planet-sized cores. Depending on how much material a core can accumulate, it could become a small rocky planet like Mercury or a massive gas giant like Jupiter. While scientists believe this broad picture is generally true, many of the details of the planet formation process remain uncertain.
Mitchell Lee is a program associate for the Climate and Clean Energy program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2020, Mitchell worked as a research assistant at Cornell University’s Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, and interned with the United States House of Representative’s Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Mitchell received… Continue Reading
The 2030 Climate Challenge is a competition launched by Lever for Change to award $10 million to the most impactful and durable solution aiming at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings, industry, and/or transportation sectors in the U.S. by 2030. These three key sectors currently account for more than half of the national GHG emissions. To make real progress in decarbonizing our national economy, we need solutions that can effectively decarbonize these areas.
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises, shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) are forcing hospitals, care centers, and first responders across the country to reuse their limited supply of these critical resources. The lack of new (and sterile) protective devices puts healthcare workers at increased risk of infection.
The Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) — a thought leader on consumer protection policies — to help ensure low-income households maintain access to essential utility services like electricity, water, and telecommunications in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Heising-Simons Foundation announced support to researchers at the University of Oregon’s Center for Translational Neuroscience with a $300,004 grant to help identify the most critical challenges facing families with young children in the United States during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.