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Gas Company Endows Chair at Okla. Math-Science School

By Jessica L. Tonn — December 19, 2006 1 min read

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics has received a $500,000 gift from the Oklahoma City-based natural-gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp. to fund an endowed chair in geophysics at the school. School officials say it is the first endowed chair at an Oklahoma public high school.

The two-year residential school in Oklahoma City serves 135 students in grades 11 and 12 who are academically gifted in mathematics and science.

A version of this article appeared in the December 20, 2006 edition of Education Week