Camp gives middle school girls hands-on experience in engineering

2018-12-13T06:08:10+00:00July 16th, 2015|

At UC Berkeley’s Girls in Engineering summer camps, middle schoolers go from robots to cow legs to edible juice caviar, all in one whirlwind week. The camps are part of a pilot program run by the College of Engineering as part of an effort to narrow the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and [...]

Baskin Foundation grant revives Cabrillo women’s studies

2018-12-06T21:05:14+00:00February 4th, 2015|

A $166,000 grant from the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation will revive the Cabrillo College Women’s Studies program this fall by adding and reinstating courses. The grant is part of a $500,000 Baskin Foundation initiative to launch women’s studies at community colleges in the Santa Cruz and Monterey areas. Monterey Peninsula College is also [...]

“Jack and Peggy Baskin, Epitome of Philanthropy,” MPC Connections Spring 2009

2018-12-13T06:10:04+00:00March 28th, 2009|

The foundation is new, but the name and inspiration belongs to one of MPC's longest friends and champions. Dr. Peggy Baskin and husband Jack recently formed the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation. One of its first projects is to create a two-year, $20,000 scholarship for underprivileged women at MPC to help them complete their [...]