The Gordon Lab in Stanford University’s Department of Biology uses ant colonies to "investigate systems that operate without central control, and explore analogies with other systems, such as the internet, the immune system, and the brain." This grant would support a project to investigate how ant colonies are organized collectively to deal with water stress. The project will compare collective responses to water stress in the Arizona desert and in the tropics of Costa Rica. Findings are anticipated to have implications for multiple domains beyond ant colonies.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Policy Analysis for California Education program
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is a nonpartisan policy and research center housed at Stanford University. It researches and analyzes education policy issues pertaining to California’s K-12 education system, bridging the gap between research and policy. This grant will help PACE produce relevant analysis and research, which can be used to better inform California education policy development and guide state and local decision making. (Strategy: K-12 Teaching and Learning)
for support of a neuroimaging study of racial bias and professional investors
SPARQ, a research center at Stanford University, seeks to reduce societal disparities and social divides using behavioral science. This grant will support research to examine racial diversity in the financial services industry. It is expected that this information will be used to develop strategies and practices to reduce biases that contribute to racial disparities.