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Inside Iowa State
Dec. 15, 1995

Gifts will equip chemistry labs

Iowa State has received $575,000 in grants from two private foundations that will help the chemistry department upgrade its six undergraduate laboratories.

The grants include $200,000 from The Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., and $375,000 from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine. The Kresge Foundation's grant includes a challenge component of $100,000 that requires the department to raise an additional $450,000 to create an equipment endowment. The endowment will cover maintenance and replacement of the new equipment in analytical and physical chemistry labs. A portion ($150,000) of the Carver grant will be used to purchase scientific instrumentation. The remaining $225,000 will be matched by ISU.

Chemistry department chair George Kraus said the new equipment will enable lab course instructors to emphasize cooperative learning techniques to the more than 5,000 undergraduate students in chemistry courses each year.

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