OC Tech buys microscope set with Phillips 66 grant

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ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) - After granting OC Tech a massive $10,000 grant, Phillips 66 employees visited campus to see how the students are benefiting from the donation.

The grant money was used to buy 16 microscopes.

OC Tech’s biology teacher said the grant has given the Science department a much-needed boost.

She said it would have taken years for the department to buy its own set without the help of Phillips 66.

“Odessa College has always been very generous, but it just makes it a lot easier,” Biology Teacher Stephanie Marin said. “We don’t have to worry about conflicting lesson plans and schedules, so it’s very beneficial and I’m so appreciative. It makes my life a lot easier and we can do a lot more.”

OC Tech was also able to buy a rolling cart and supplies for microscope labs with part of the grant money.