State ini­tia­tive boosts sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

The Sci­ence Lab Ini­tia­tive is a col­lab­o­ra­tive un­der­tak­ing funded by a $500,000 cap­i­tal grant to sup­port the cre­ation of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy labs in school districts in the state’s 103rd Assem­bly Dis­trict, ac­cord­ing to Assem­bly­man Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston.

The schools in­cluded in the ini­tia­tive are the Kingston City School Dis­trict and the New Paltz, On­te­ora, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Ron­d­out Val­ley and Wal­lkill school dis­trict, as well as Ul­ster BOCES and the Wood­stock Day School. The goal of the pro­gram is to en­cour­age sci­en­tific cu­rios­ity and cre­ativ­ity, build stu­dent in­ter­est in sci­ence and pro­mote sci­ence ed­u­ca­tion in mid­dle and high schools through the cre­ation of state-of-the-art sci­ence labs and ac­com­pa­ny­ing pro­gram­ming. Par­tic­i­pants have the op­por­tu­nity to re­ceive $50,000 in cap­i­tal sup­port for the cre­ation of a sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy lab at the mid­dle or high school level.

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