$1500 worth of beakers, flasks, tubing and miscellaneous
laboratory glassware has been donated to the Onekama High
School science department by Colorado State University.
"This is a very generous donation," noted Onekama High School chemistry instructor Mick Story, who graduated from Colorado State (CSU). "We would never have been able to purchase these supplies on our own." Story said the only cost to the school district will be the shipping charges, which totaled $38.
The glassware had previously been used by CSUs College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in the universitys radiation biology/cancer research lab. Located on the CSU campus in Fort Collins, Colorado, and directed by Dr. Joel Bedford, the lab operates under the auspices of the schools department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences. Research projects in the laboratory involve studies in radiation genetics and cytogenetics.
When new supplies recently displaced the laboratorys older glassware inventory, Zane Story, a recent CSU graduate (and OHS alumnus, Class of 2000) who is employed at the campus lab, suggested donating the equipment to Onekama School.
"Fortunately, the university was very supportive of the suggestion, and was willing to send it to Onekama," instructor Story noted. "This is very high quality glassware, and given the budget constraints that schools have nowadays, its definitely a much appreciated gesture. It will help our students to continue to have state-of-the-art lab facilities to better prepare them for their educational future."
ONEKAMA HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES LAB EQUIPMENT DONATION