“Chemical Heritage Foundation Receives $3 Million Grant” in Philanthropy News Digest
July 31, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
Excerpted from an article in Philanthropy News Digest
“The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia has announced a four-year, $3 million grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to raise awareness of the contributions of Dr. Arnold O. Beckman as a scientist-entrepreneur and philanthropist.
The Arnold O. Beckman Legacy Project aims to increase public understanding of Beckman’s legacy through a program of original historical research, digitization of archival materials, and the development of video and web-based programming. Beckman’s invention of the pH meter was key to the launch of the so-called ‘Instrumentation Revolution’ in chemistry, the life sciences, and related fields, which in turn provided researchers with tools that have significantly increased the scope and pace of research. Beckman also was a pioneer in the computer industry and established the first silicon electronics (transistor) lab in what became Silicon Valley.”