PHASE I of Campus Solar Array Completed
The College completed its installation of solar panels on the Lang Art Building, a four-phase project that will ultimately yield 200 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, equivalent to the power used by almost 200 typical Southern California single-family homes.
COVID-19 Relief Grant
The ECMC Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the College’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. The fund is used to cover the College’s unanticipated expenses related to the pandemic and aids the programs hit hardest.
Joseph and Vera Long Foundation Grant for Science Initiative
The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation has made a donation of $150,000 in support of the Scripps-Pitzer Science Initiative, which includes the building of a new science center and enhanced research and co-curricular learning opportunities for students. To learn more about the initiative and how you can support science at Scripps, click here, and take a tour of the new science center here.
National Science Foundation Grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded Associate Professor of Environmental Science Branwen Williams and collaborators a grant of nearly $375,000 to study rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine to understand the relative roles of oceanic changes that would have occurred naturally versus as a result of human-caused warming. The team will also explore associated changes in seawater pH—ocean acidification—and nutrient levels using data extracted from the skeletons of crustose coralline algae, a rock-like marine plant.