Over the life of the Foundation, it has received a number of requests for special purpose grants, which may not fall within the annual grant program. Where funding has been available and appropriate submissions have been approved by the Foundation, special grants have been awarded.
This year the Foundation has been pleased to be able to respond to a request from Ivanhoe Grammar School. The grant has enabled the purchase of equipment which, when combined with existing resources, enables students to carry out a range of practical spectrometry based activities. The key objective is to inspire potential future scientists through an increased awareness of the processes surrounding data collection in the environment, i.e. environmental analytical chemistry. The equipment purchased is being shared between campuses and has significantly expanded the analytical methodologies available to students.