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Philomathia Foundation Hosts Forum on Energy

On November 1, 2013, the Philomathia Foundation hosted the annual Philomathia Forum on Energy, which provided a platform for discussing topics on contemporary issues about energy and the environment. The two-day forum was held at the University of California – Berkeley, in the LEED Platinum certified David Brower Center. The 2013 Philomathia Forum focused on […]

December 16, 2013 Foundation News no Comments
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UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab Announce Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute

The Philomathia Foundation has joined in the study of nanomaterials, linking up with the Heising-Simons Foundation to match a $10 million donation with the Kavli Foundation in establishing the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “The field of nanoscience is poised to change the very […]

December 7, 2013 Foundation News no Comments
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Dr. Dustin Garrick named Philomathia Professor in Water Policy and Research

In May 2012, the Philomathia Foundation announced a $1-million gift to McMaster University to establish the Philomathia Foundation Water Project. In addition to providing fellowships and travel scholarships to students studying water-related, the Water Project also offered funding for the university to create a new research chair position for a professor with dual expertise in […]

September 16, 2013 Foundation News no Comments
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Philomathia Foundation signs funding agreement with University of Cambridge

In May 2013, the Philomathia Foundation entered into an agreement with the University of Cambridge’s School of the Humanities and Social Sciences to establish the new Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme. Through a donation of more than one million pounds, the Foundation will help Cambridge sponsor five post-doctoral research associates for a period of three […]

June 3, 2013 Foundation News no Comments
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Philomathia post-doctoral fellow Sheng Shen earns prestigious NSF award

Sheng Shen, an assisant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and postdoctoral Philomathia Foundation fellow at UC Berkley in 2010, has received the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, its most prestigious award for junior faculty. The award also honors Shen with a five-year, $400,000 grant to understand and improve thermal transport […]

March 27, 2013 Foundation News no Comments
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