Borough President Adams Announces $50 Million Investment in STEAM Education for Brooklyn Schools

Borough President Eric L. Adams at a high school in Midwood last week (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced an investment of more than $55 million in funds for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education in Brooklyn schools.

The funds represent more than half of Borough Hall’s capital budget for 2018 and a doubling of STEAM-focused spending since last year. The money will flow to 150 public, charter and private schools, from pre-k to higher education, throughout 40 neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

A noted educator once said, ‘don’t tell me where your priorities are…show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are,’” said Borough President Adams in a statement.

“I am prioritizing the development of the next generation of young leaders in Brooklyn. This is about keeping Brooklyn’s kids at the forefront of technological change, innovation, and preparing them for challenges to come,” he said, locating hopes for Brooklyn’s future in its ability to compete in the “innovation economy.”

Here’s a breakdown of some of the spending in each neighborhood, by school, allocation amount and project:

Bay Ridge
PS 229 Dyker School$200,000Multipurpose room upgrade, auditorium and gym
Fort Hamilton High School$1,000,000Synthetic field and track renovation
PS 170 The Ralph A. Fabrizio School$348,000Mobile STEM labs
PS 185 Walter Kassenbrock$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline
PS/IS 104 The Fort Hamilton School$275,000Technology upgrades
Bedford Academy High School$300,000Smart desks
Brighter Choice Community School$50,000STEM robotics lab
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School$130,000STEM labs
Eagle Academy for Young Men II$250,000Technology upgrades
Gotham Professional Arts Academy$1,500,000STEM lab and green roof project
Madiba Prep Middle School$610,000Madiba Lab of Innovation
Mott Hall IV$133,000STEM lab
Nelson Mandela High School for Social Justice$125,000STEM lab and fabrication lab
Park Place Community Middle School$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 21 Crispus Attucks Elementary School$300,000Robotics lab
PS 23 Carter G. Woodson$375,000Full STEAM Ahead project
PS 3 The Bedford Village$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 308 Clara Cardwell$50,000STEM Cart
PS 309 The George E. Wibecan Preparatory Academy$330,000Mobile STEM labs
PS 368$350,000Sensory room
PS 5 Dr. Ronald E. McNair Elementary School$300,000PS 5 STEAM Academy
PS 59 William Floyd$150,000STEAM infrastructure
PS/IS 137 The Rachel Jean Mitchell School$280,000STEM lab
IS 96 Seth Low and Success Academy Bensonhurst$1,000,000Play yard renovation
JHS 227 Edward B. Shallow$200,000STEM Lab
PS 112 Lefferts Park$200,000Classroom technology integration
PS 186 Dr. Irving A. Gladstone$200,000Technology upgrades
PS 247 The New York City College Elementary School$100,000STEM infrastructure upgrades
Boreum Hill
PS 369 Coy L. Cox School$500,000Technology lab
Brooklyn Heights
PS 8 Robert Fulton$166,000Technology upgrades
Borough Park
PS 164 Caesar Rodney$200,000Classroom technology updates
PS 231$115,000Technology upgrades
West Brooklyn Community High School$125,000STEM lab
Brooklyn Collegiate High SChool$700,000STEM lab
Brownsville Collaborative Middle School$2,075,000Urban rooftop garden and mobile science lab
IS 392$510,000STEM labs and laptop carts
PS 165 Ida Posner Elementary School$400,000STEM lab
PS/IS 284 The Gregory Jocko Jackson School of Sports, Arts and Technology$1,000,000STEM lab and techonolgy upgrades
Riverdale Avenue Community School$150,000Laptop carts
Academy for Environmental Leadership$1,000,000Science lab
EBC High School for Public Service Bushwick$75,000STEM and special education technology infrastructure
JHS 162 The Willoughby School$500,000STEM infrastructure
Math, Engineering and Science Academy high School$50,000STEM and science labs
PS 274 Koscuisko$150,000One Brooklyn Enginnering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 272 Curtis Estabrook$150,000One Brooklyn Enginnering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 276 Louis Marshall$150,000One Brooklyn Enginnering Pipeline infrastructure
Science and Medicine Middle School$200,000Hospital teaching lab
Victory Collegiate High School$60,000STEM infrastructure
Carroll Gardens
Cobble Hill School of American Studies$205,000STEM and literacy labs
Digital Arts and Cinima Technology High School$100,000Digital arts technology infrastructure
PS 146 The Brooklyn New School$500,000Green roof
Clinton Hill
Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development$530,000STEAM labs and techonolgy upgrades
Communtity Partnership Charter School$100,000STEM initiative
Urban Assembly Unison School$2,000,000Hydropnic greenhouse
Coney Island
Liberation Diploma Academy$1,000,000Gym upgrade
PS 100 The Coney Island School$450,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
Crown Heights
Acorn Community High School$45,000Computer lab
Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment$200,000Laptop carts and technology upgrades
Pathways in Techonolgy Early College High School$385,000Mobile STEM labs
PS 12 Dr. Jaqueline Peek-Davis School$150,000STEM lab
PS 161 The Crown and Success Academy Crown Heights$400,000Playground renovation
PS 161 The Crown$550,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 191 Paul Robeson$2,150,000Library upgrade and STEM science labs
PS 375 Jackie Robinson School$250,000STEM infrastructure
PS 705 Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School$100,000Science room and technology upgrades
Medgar Evers College$1,000,000Differently-abled lab
Cypress Hills
Aspirations Diploma Plus High School$250,000Schoolwide technology upgrade
IS 171 Abraham Lincoln$300,000STEM lab
Multicultural High School$445,000STEM infrastructure
PS 108 The Sal Abbracciamento School$300,000STEAM infrastructure
PS 65$500,000Computer labs
PS 7 Abraham Lincoln$400,000Security cameras
Dowtown Brooklyn
Science Skills Center high School$100,000Library upgrade
Dock Street High School$160,000Mobile pre-K STEM lab
Dyker Heights
PS 187 The Christa McAuliffe School$400,000Technology upgrades
IS 201 Dyker Heights Intermediate School$250,000Band room modernization
PS 176 The Ovington School$200,000STEM maker labs
East Flatbush
Middle School of Marketing and Legal Studies$100,000Upgrading STEM labs, classroom smart boards
New Heights Middle School$272,000STEAM labs and media center
PS 268 Emma Lazarus$500,000Mobile STEM labs
PS 91 The Albany Avenue School$250,000Technology and auditorium upgrades
School for Human Rights$300,000Computer project
PS 135 The Sheldon A. Brookner School$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 208 Elsa Ebeling$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 233 Langston Hughes$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 235 Janice Marie Knight School$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 244 Richard R. Green$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 397 Foster-Laurie$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 770 New American Academy$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
East New York
Liberty Avenue Middle School$100,000STEM carts
MS 452 Frederick Douglass Academy VIII Middle School$250,000Mobile wireless laptop carts and technology upgrades
Performing Arts and Technology High School$54,000Smartboards
PS 13 Roberto Clemente$500,000Technology upgrades
PS 159 Isaac Pitkin$200,000Electronic classroom libraries
PS 53K$200,000Multi-sensory room for special needs students with autism
PS 677 East New York Elementary School of Excellence$300,000Technology classrooms
School of the Future Brooklyn$300,000STEAM lab
East Williamsburg
PS 196 Ten Eyck School$250,000Mobile STEM lab
Grand Street Campus$1,500,000Athletic field renovation
Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration$315,000mobile STEM labs
Erasmus Hall Campus$665,000Historic building weatherization
MS 246 Walt Whitman$200,000Walt Whitman STEAM
PS 217 Colonel David Marcus School$700,000Technology hardware and infrastructure upgrades
PS K315$75,000STEM carts and latops
PS 152 School of Science and Technology$100,000Schoolyard upgrade
PS 315 The School of Performing Arts$100,000Schoolyard upgrade
Midwood High School$100,000Schoolyard upgrade
PS 119 Amersfort$385,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
Fort Greene
Brooklyn Technical High School$750,000Forensic science STEM lab
Gerritsen Beach
PS 277 The Gerritsen Beach School$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 32 The Samuel Mills Sprole School$85,000Computer lab
Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders$50,000Tech upgrade for collaborative learning
John Dewey High School$300,000STEAM infrastructure
Kingsborough Early College School$250,000Technology upgrades
Life Academy High School for Film and Music$200,000Healthy life gardening hub
PS 101 The Verrazano School$250,000STEM lab
PS 177 The Marlboro School$300,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS/IS 686 Brooklyn School of Inquiry$2,500,000STEM lab and green roof
PS 230 The Doris L. Cohen School$314,000STEM lab
Manhattan Beach
Kingsborough Community College$1,500,000Marina reconstruction
Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences$175,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 195 Manhattan Beach$100,000Technology upgrades
PS 121 Nelson A. Rockefeller$200,000Greenhouse
PS 48 Mapleton$498,000Techonolgy upgrades
PS/IS 226 Alfred De B. Mason$400,000STEM infrastructure
Marine Park
PS 207 Elizabeth G. Leary$310,000STEM infrastructure
PS 222 Katherine R. Snyder$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
IS 240 Andries Hudde$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 197 The Kings Highway Academy$285,000STEAM infrastructure
Mill Basin
Hebrew Language Academy$500,000STEM infrastructure
Park Slope
MS 51 William Alexander$150,000Classroom computers
PS 124 Silas B. Dutcher$150,000STEM infrastructure
PS/MS 282 Park Slope$75,000Library and technology center
Secondary School for Journalism$250,000STEM lab
Red Hook
Summit Academy Charter School$215,000STEAM labs and smart technology infrastructure
Sheephead Bay
IS 234 Arthur W. Cunningham$202,000Multimedia studio
Origins High School$167,000Hydroponics lab and urban sustainability center
PS 194 Raoul Wallenberg$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 52 Sheepshead Bay$280,000Portable STEM labs
Sunset Park
PS 503 The School of Discovery and Exploration$150,000One Brooklyn Engineering Pipeline infrastructure
PS 516 Sunset Park Avenues Elementary School$125,000STEAM lab
PS 971 The School of Math, Science and Healthy Living$300,000Go Coding and Project Fitness initiative and technology upgrades
Sunset Park High School$525,000High-tech library media center
Beginning with Children Charter School 2$100,000STEM initiative
MS 126 John Ericsson$375,000STEM infrastructure
PS 250 George H. Lindsay$200,000STEM lab
PS 380 John Wayne Elementary School$250,000STEM lab
PS 449 The Brooklyn Latin School$500,000Smartboards and laptop carts
Windsor Terrace
Brooklyn College Academy$350,000Smartboards and laptop carts

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