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Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

All students should have what they need to reach their full potential. Help us create opportunities that enhance academic and personal success of LPS students and educators.


HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $15 provides a new hardcover library book for a child.
  • $20 per month keeps a roof over the head of a family in need. ($240)
  • $83 per month provides STEAM opportunities for all kindergartners at one elementary school. ($996)
  • $190 provides new books for a school's library.


A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:

The Foundation for LPS supports students in the pursuit of knowledge. Science Focus Program student, Jessica Smith, received funds to research the impact of stressors on Daphnia magna, a small planktonic crustacean that belongs to the subclass Phyllopoda. An avid swimmer, Jessica belongs in the water. A fan of Shark Week she was influenced by Dr. Tristan Guttridge, a scientist who studies group living and cognition and movement ecology in sharks, to learn more about marine biology and to become a certified scuba diver. As a senior in the Science Focus Program, Jessica was curious about how levels of pH impacted Daphnia magna populations.

Jessica’s research project required materials above and beyond what was available so she worked with her teacher, Jason Andrews, to apply for funds through the Foundation. In the spring of 2020 she was awarded funds from the Todd Francis Creative Research Grant to complete her project. “I found that Daphnia magna are able to adapt to high pH levels, but are highly sensitive to low pH levels,” according to Jessica’s research. “The upper pH limit for Daphnia magna is 9.060 units and the lower pH limit is 6.405 units.”

Today Jessica is furthering her passion for science as a biology major. We invest in students like Jessica who have a desire to learn more, to explore a passion or solve a problem so that they have an opportunity to realize their full potential.

 

CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:

Campaign Code: 6853

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5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

402-436-1612

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