Packard Foundation provides new class of researchers with funding

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From left to right: Packard fellows Ed Chuong, Carlos Ponce and Shruti Naik.

The Los Altos-based David and Lucile Packard Foundation introduced a new class of 20 science and engineering fellows last month. The fellows, consisting of early-career researchers, will each receive $875,000 in unrestricted funds over the next five years.

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