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Foundation Sponsors Student Scientists to Spend Summer at Mass Media Outlets

The AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program pairs student scientists with senior editors at media organizations across the United States to communicate scientific ideas to a broad audience. The competitive fellowship kicks off in June with a three-day orientation and training session, followed by the fellows spending 10 weeks working at their respective mass media hosts. At the end of summer, the fellows convene again in Washington, D.C., to share their successes and participate in professional development workshops focused on science communications. Continue Reading

A New Form of Matter? PROSPECT-ing for Sterile Neutrinos

The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) has completed the installation of a novel detector that will probe the possible existence of a new form of matter. Continue Reading

Letter from the President: May 2018

For a Foundation with as many interests as ours—science, early childhood education, human rights, climate and clean energy—there are few times when a single event reaches across to touch almost all of our issue areas. But in 2020, that rare moment will come in the form of the next U.S. Census. Continue Reading

Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

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. Continue Reading

Equal Justice Initiative’s New Memorial Featured on “60 Minutes”

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. Continue Reading

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