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PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, supports research that leads to discovery of 16 new crab species Dr. Dwi Listyo Rahayu, author of numerous scientific papers on marine hermit crabs and mangrove brachyuran crabs, discovered the crab species in the mangrove forests of Mimika, Papua, since 1999.


The Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC) received $3 million from the Economic Development Administration. The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation awarded a $165,000 grant to SAMTEC, which will house several businesses with the intent of establishing a small business innovation, research, and technology cluster.


Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's DreamBuilder: The Women's Business Creator featured during the Workforce Development panel at the National Council of La Raza's Annual Conference The NCLR Conference is the nation's largest gathering of Latino changemakers discussing issues impacting the Latino community.


The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration promotes first children's book series, Mineral Maniacs and the Magic Hardhat. The series explores the exciting and educational world of mining, geology and engineering. Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, and Electrum Group have sponsored publishing of the series.


Increased number of students taking Advanced Placement classes in math, science and English in Sahuarita Unified School District through the National Math and Science Initiative The first three years of the initiative were funded by $500,000 from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and donations from La Posada, Farmers Investment Co., Rancho Sahuarita, Jim Click and others.


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