Thiel College has received a $100,000 grant to be used for the newly-developed academic program in neuroscience.
The grant from the Orris C. Hirtzel and Beatrice Dewey Hirtzel Memorial Foundation of North East, Pa., has been approved for the purchase of equipment for the neuroscience program.
Specifically the grant will fund the purchase of iWorx Physiology teaching kits, 10 designated laptops used for research applications, a Cryostat chamber for tissue analysis, five National Instruments Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suites, and smart technology components for the teaching laboratories.
According to Roberta Leonard, director of foundation and corporate support, the Hirtzel grant will assist the college in furthering the development of the neuroscience program.
Founded in 1866, Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.