SFCS Founding Member and Board Member, Carolin Frank, who is an Assistant Profes…

SFCS Founding Member and Board Member, Carolin Frank, who is an Assistant Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced, was awarded a grant by the NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity program to research nitrogen-fixing endophytes. The grant award includes an outreach component for SFCS! Next summer and the summer after, an SFCS teacher will be able to participate in the NSF "Research Experience for Teachers" program. The grant includes some money available for materials to develop curriculum with that teacher and for students to go on field trips associated with the curriculum. Congratulations, Carolin, and thank you! This will be a great benefit to SFCS not so much this school year (these things take time), but the two following years and beyond. Great news!


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