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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation and Segerstrom Center for the Arts Present a Festival of Arts, Science and Family Fun

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018

September 15, 2018 Julianne & George Argyros Plaza FREE Arts + Science = Family Fun at the first Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival coming to the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on September 15, 2018. FREE entertainment, hands-on activities for the curious of all ages, fascinating and informative exhibits plus imagination-expanding workshops will fill the day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests will be enthralled by ..

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Beckman Foundation Names Mark Bear, Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as 2018 Beckman-Argyros Vision Research Award Winner

  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Newly Funded Research Supports Recovery from Amblyopia The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation today announced its 2018 Beckman-Argyros Vision Research Award (http://www.beckman-foundation.org/programs/beckman-argyros-vision-award-recipients) winner is Dr. Mark Bear, Picower Professor of Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Presented annually, the award recognizes an individual who has made and is continuing to make significant, transformative br ..

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Beckman Foundation Extends Kids@Science Funding for Three Years

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018

$600,000 Donation Equips Orange County Teachers with Science Kits and STEM Workshops IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) July 25, 2018 The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced a $600,000 donation to extend its support of Kids@Science Foundation’s professional development for STEM teachers over the next three years. The contribution will enable K-5 teachers throughout Orange County to obtain free registrations for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) workshops that include ful ..

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#AMBF40years: A Conversation with Professor Jeffrey Field

  • Friday, July 13, 2018

Then: 1993 Beckman Young Investigator Award Recipient, University of Pennsylvania Now: Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Young Investigator opportunity, what inspired you to apply? JF: It was my first year as an independent scientist and I had no funding, so I was applying for anything that crossed my desk. AMBF: What was your research focused on? What were the results?  ..

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University of Idaho: Beckman Scholars Hope to Make Tendon Cells Grow and Brain Disorders Scarce

  • Friday, July 06, 2018

(l-r) Mentor Peter Fuerst, Scholar LeeAnn Hold, Mentor Nathan Schiele. Photo credit: University of Idaho Originally published June 2018 at https://www.uidaho.edu/research/news/featured-research/2018/beckman-scholars. (https://www.uidaho.edu/research/news/featured-research/2018/beckman-scholars) Written by Rosemary Anderson, University Advancement Republished with permission from Jennie Hall, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Idaho Making Te ..

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Beckman Foundation Announces Re-launch of Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced the re-launch of its postdoctoral fellowship and the opening of the program’s application window. The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation. Research must be innovative in method, speed or process, or represent new instrument technology. ..

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#AMBF40years: A Conversation with Professor David W. Piston

  • Friday, June 15, 2018

Then: 1993 Beckman Young Investigator Award Recipient, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Now: Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Professor and Head, Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Young Investigator opportunity, what inspired you to apply? DP: During my post-doc the lab had invented a new microscopy approach based on two-photon excitation, and I was working on developing it for biological ex ..

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Three Beckman Scholars Turn Student Poster Presentation into Rare Collaboration between College and Industry

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Beckman Scholars Chris AmEnde ('02), Nicholas Ball ('03) & Cristian Woroch ('18) brought together Pomona College and Pfizer to introduce a new method toward sulfonamides from sulfonyl fluorides using a calcium salt. The rare collaboration between a small liberal arts college and industry resulted in the first method to use a single set of reaction conditions for the transformation - and may highlight the sulfonyl fluoride as a useful precursor to sulfonylation reactions. ABSTRACT:  ..

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Davidson College: Drug Use and Mitochondria: Beckman Scholars’ Research Answers New Questions

  • Friday, June 01, 2018

PHOTO (l-r): Beckman Scholars Sarah Ethridge ('18) and Ummer Qureshi ('17) Article originally published 05/24/18 at https://www.davidson.edu/news/news-stories/180524-beckman-scholars-research-answers-new-questions Republished with permission from Davidson College, Patricia Massey Hoke More people will die this year from opioid abuse than from gun violence, car crashes or AIDS. "I love that the results of our work are tangible and provide hope for reduction in this  ..

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Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Prashant Jain Publishes: Harvesting multiple electron–hole pairs generated through plasmonic excitation of Au nanoparticles

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018

Learn more about what Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Prashant Jain (UIUC '14) has been working on: ABSTRACT: Multi-electron redox reactions, although central to artificial photosynthesis, are kinetically sluggish. Amidst the search for synthetic catalysts for such processes, plasmonic nanoparticles have been found to catalyse multi-electron reduction of CO2 under visible light. This example motivates the need for a general, insight-driven framework for plasmonic catalysis of such mu ..

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