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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN
UC Irvine professor Eloy Rodriguez has been named to a national panel charged with determining the quality of environmental education in the United States, university officials announced Wednesday. Rodriguez, a professor of cell biology and phytochemical toxicology, is one of 11 environmental-education experts chosen to serve on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council. The panel was created to assess the extent of environmental education taught today and to recommend improvements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN
UC Irvine professor Eloy Rodriguez has been named to a national panel charged with determining the quality of environmental education in the United States, university officials announced Wednesday. Rodriguez, a professor of cell biology and phytochemical toxicology, is one of 11 environmental-education experts chosen to serve on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council. The panel was created to assess the extent of environmental education taught today and to recommend improvements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1990
The National Science Foundation has given UC Irvine $40,000 to help build a program that encourages minorities to become scientists and science teachers. The four-month grant will support the campus's Comprehensive Alliance for Minority Participation program, a new partnership between UC Irvine, the California State University campuses, community colleges, high schools and the private sector.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992 | JON NALICK
The Santa Ana Unified School District has received a $1.5-million grant from the National Science Foundation to encourage student interest in science, engineering and mathematics. The Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM) Program will serve as a model for school districts nationwide, said district spokeswoman Diane Thomas. It will include teacher development programs, student and staff leadership incentives and hands-on classroom lessons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1992
Nine UC Irvine professors have been elected as fellows of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, university officials have announced. The new members include William Sirignano, dean of UCI's School of Engineering; Dennis Cunningham, chairman of the department of microbiology and molecular genetics; Timothy Bradley, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Hung Fan and Edward Wagner, who are both professors of molecular biology and biochemistry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1992 | KRISTINA LINDGREN
American Honda Foundation has donated $100,000 to UC Irvine's special summer science program for low-income Latino children, university officials said. The bilingual program, titled "Kids Investigating and Discovering Science (KIDS)," was launched three summers ago with 30 children from local migrant worker families. A previous $100,000 donation from American Honda allowed the university to open the program to about 60 youngsters from kindergarten through eighth grade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
Latino professionals were honored by United Way of Orange County this week for their community contributions through business and volunteer efforts. All six honorees had been named in the October issue of Hispanic Business Magazine as being among the "100 Influentials" nationwide. They were: * Mary Alice Acevedo, the Republican challenger in this month's 50th Congressional District race (won by incumbent Bob Filner of San Diego); * Francisco Ayala, a professor of ecology at UC Irvine; * David E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1990
UC Irvine biology professor Eloy Rodriguez has received a $639,000 grant to support science education programs and science summer camps for minority and low-income children. The three-year award was given by the California Postsecondary Education Commission's Eisenhower Grant Program, university officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO
Engineers, teachers, volunteers and others are invited to gather at a free conference at UC Irvine about ways to encourage minority students to enter scientific and mathematical fields. The meeting Friday is organized by Project SMART--Science and Mathematics Articulated Roads Toward Teaching--a UCI education department effort to attract underrepresented students to become science and math teachers.
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