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Melvin J. Murdock

Melvin J. Murdock

Benefactor of the
Murdock Charitable Trust.

Jack Murdock
"A Life Well Lived"


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Charitable grants from the Murdock Trust enrich the lives of Northwest citizens

The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust seeks to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to non-profit organizations that seek to strengthen the region's educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.


23rd Annual MCSR Conference 2014

MCSR Wrap UpOn November 14-15, 2014, the Trust hosted its 23rd Annual Murdock College Science Research (MCSR) Conference at the Hilton in Vancouver, WA. 450 participants, 29 colleges and universities represented, 34 talks and 221 posters presented by students from natural sciences and engineering. There were opportunities to meet graduate schools and network with other students, faculty and staff. The Pacific Northwest is preparing some bright scientists. View larger image

2014 John Van Zytveld Awards

JVZ Award Winners 2014The Trust is pleased to introduce the recipients of the 2014 John Van Zytveld Awards for the Physical Sciences and Life Sciences presented at the MCSR Conference recently. Charles Rackson from Seattle University and Wilson Horner from Reed College each gave an oral presentation on the research they've done and were selected as this year's award recipients. Click here to learn more