Strauss Foundation News
Ryland's newly branded SPROUT UP! Environmental Education program for elementary students is acknowledged as a terrific success. See the last paragraph of article.
Ivy will partner with a nonprofit start up, ReAllocate, which provides engineering and technolgy consulting to the public and nonprofit sector. She will work on developing a user-friendly software interface to help foster the strong collaborations between technical people and the groups that need them.
Jane has been working with prisoners for years. During graduate school, she developed a model that was completely focused on learning and preparation for reentry into the community. She and a collegue started the Reset Foundation last year, and with this award, will be able to start a pilot program.
Rebecca's project in Bolivia, for which she also received a Strauss Scholarship, will promote access to clean water, sanitation and gender equity.
Ryland King (2011 Scholar, UCSB) wins $100,000 from Docker's
Ryland King, founder of Environmental Education for the Next Genereation (EENG) won Docker's online contest. He will use the money to expand his elementary education program to other California cities.
Rodrigo's project to revive and reintroduce the Xinka language of Guatemala was one of 100 funded "to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world".
John Li is one of 2000 recipients of the NSF Fellowship. Over 13,000 applications were received. His award will pay for his living expenses and tuition for three years. He will study Theoretical Physics.
Josh was the first student body president at UC Merced. After graduation, and while actively participating in the Obama for President campaign, he was policy analyst for Lt. Governor John Garamendi. He helped Garamendi become Congressman John Garamendi and worked in his Washington and California offices as a policy advisor. See his website.
Vineet's non-profit organization, Anjna , uses moblie technology to support healthcare literacy and patient compliance.The communication network has been helping reduce the cost of healthcare.