Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation
Northern Arizona University
A $500,000 gift from Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation will boost science and engineering programs at Northern Arizona University and expand efforts to promote interest in math and science among pre-college students. This gift will be used to create an undergraduate mentoring and research office expanding undergraduate research opportunities in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences (CENS) and serving as a central resource for students and faculty who are interested in undergraduate research. Gift funds also will support an outreach and recruitment coordinator to manage undergraduate recruitment for CENS. Additionally, a lecture series highlighting the importance to society of engaging more young people in scientific and engineering careers is planned. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper company and is based in North America with ties in Arizona and to NAU. This generous gift welcomes the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation into the NAU President’s Circle.