Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the
FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE AND
9:00 AM, Saturday, February 17, 2007
Union Square 3, San Francisco Hilton
Street , San Francisco, CA
Gerrey, Hale Zukas, Laureen Summers, Angelique Dorazio-Sanders, Betty Ingram,
Virginia Stern, Robert Van Etten (Treasurer), Richard Mankin (President)
The minutes from
the February 18, 2006 (St. Louis,
MO) meeting were reviewed and
approved unanimously as posted at
Treasurer Report -- Robert Van Etten
The FSD bank account ($9,857.42) was transferred from Morgantown, WV to
Bank Atlantic, Stuart, Florida to facilitate transactions. We
added $55 in dues and deducted $1000 for a travel grant to Melodi King
(see below). Our current balance is $9,912.42.
Grant Committee Report – Richard Mankin
Melodi King, a student in the
chemical engineering program at the University
of Arizona, received an
award for travel involved with her studies on hydrogen studies for fuel cells.
Melodi was in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Entry
Point program, and participated in the 2006 and 2007AAAS Meeting Luncheons for
Students with Disabilities.
Previous Student Grant Awardees
Cheryl Fogle, an anthropology
student at the University of New Mexico received the 2005 FES
student grant. Cheryl is working now as an archaeologist at the US Corps of
Lien Nguyen, the 2002 awardee, sent us a report on her ethnobotanical research
in Viet Nam.
Ethnobotany is the study of dynamic relationships among peoples and their
botanical resources. My Lien visited Ha Noi, Bien Hoa, and Ho Chi Minh City, collecting plants,
interviewing families, and analyzing botanical specimens. She had some hints
for persons using wheelchairs in a developing country, such as having a
lightweight, folding chair, extra pairs of wheelchair gloves, a large bag to
hold things on the back of your chair, and tools to fix the wheelchair when
Cassandra Quave, 2001 award winner
is finishing up a degree in ethnobotany at Florida International
University. Cassandra did
her research in Italy.
She has posted a website at http://www.ethnobotanica.us/ .
Membership update- Ed Keller sent
the list of current and past members to Robert Van Etten, who used it to send
out the FSD newsletter. Returns were
requested for undelivered newsletters, so our list will be more up-to-date for
the 2007 newsletter.
Web site update- Richard Mankin is
working with Ed Keller to update the web site.
Hopefully, this will be accomplished by the time of the next
meeting. We thank Ed for maintaining the
site all these years!