Lockwood Foundation Grant for BC Faculty Excellence & Innovation

Bruce Wolcott and James Riggal sitting on a couch with VR/XR equipment on the table in front of them

The Lockwood Foundation Grant is administered by the BC Foundation, and is open to faculty members and is given in support of new or ongoing projects that promote innovation in teaching and/or advance entrepreneurial models at the college. Typically, individual grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000. These grants are made available through a generous donation from the Lockwood Foundation.

If you have any questions please contact lauren.hardin@bellevuecollege.edu.


The BC Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the
2020 Lockwood Foundation Grant for BC Faculty Excellence & Innovation Award

In April 2020, the BC Foundation awarded $10,000 in Lockwood Foundation BC Faculty Excellence and Innovation Grants to two worthy projects. These grants are made available through a generous donation from the Lockwood Foundation.


Synchronous Online Courses for Digital Media Arts
The Digital Media Arts program is looking to convert its brick and mortar curriculum to an online synchronous model. There has been an increasing number of students interested in our program but have chosen to not take it because of the limited class times. This shift would allow our program to reach those students and allow students outside the BC service area to also take our classes.

Liz Hollerman – Digital Media Arts


Climate Justice in STEM
The Lockwood Grant funds will be used to (1) write an NSF IUSE proposal (National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) & (2) re-design a non-science major chemistry lab course (CHEM 110) with a climate justice theme, including all new experiments, to be implemented in Winter and Spring 2021. Bellevue College students will benefit, especially those presently underrepresented in STEM fields.

Sonya Doucette – Chemistry & Environmental Science


Medical Sociology – Bringing Essential Knowledge about Inequality in Health Care Systems to Bellevue College

The Sociology & Cultural/Ethnic Studies department seeks to develop a current and necessary course for Bellevue College entitled Medical Sociology, which will be essential knowledge for students across disciplines to learn about inequities in the healthcare system and the social determinants of health. Currently, there is no such course offered and it will be and transferable to the university system.

Seema Bahl – Sociology & Cultural/Ethnic Studies


Please join us in congratulating the recipients!

Last Updated April 21, 2020