Archive for Thursday, December 16, 2004

Kansas City firm donates to LHS

December 16, 2004

Lansing High School accepted a $1,200 donation from Northrop-Grumman Corp. to further interest and afford more opportunities in science for women and minorities.

High school principal Steve Dike accepted the donation, which was announced at Monday's school board meeting.

Dike received a call from Northrop-Grumman, a defense contractor, last year asking if the school was interested in an $800 donation. Dike said yes but didn't hear back from the company until mid-November, when he was offered apologies for the delay and a $1,200 donation instead.

The school plans to use some of the donation to send female and minority students on a tour of Aventis Pharmaceuticals, a Kansas City, Mo., company. First-year science teacher Caroline Pearson is a former laboratory employee at Aventis and wanted to give students exposure to what chemical engineers do.

Dike said the remainder of the money probably will be spent on interactive physical simulation software.

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