Local Schools Infused With $1.2 Million In STEM Funding From BP

Local Schools Infused With $1.2 Million In STEM Funding From BP
Photo by Stefan Ringel/Brooklyn Borough President's Office.
Photo by Stefan Ringel/Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.

Seventy Brooklyn schools — from elementary and middle to high school and college institutions — and their students are the beneficiaries of a $13.3 million allocation of funds from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ office, designated specifically for STEM education programs. Pretty much every Brooklyn neighborhood is included in the boon — including schools in our own Bensonhurst, Gravesend, and Dyker Heights:

  • $75,000 to the High School of Sports Management for a mobile STEM project
  • $500, 000 to PS 686 Brooklyn School of Inquiry for a STEM lab
  • $175,000 to PS 247 The College Partnership Elementary School for library renovations
  • $350,000 to IS 96 Seth Low for a science lab
  • $60,000 to IS 201 The Dyker Heights School for computer lab updates

“The educational opportunities we create in Brooklyn should reflect the knowledge and skills necessary for the jobs of today and tomorrow in our borough, jobs which are rooted in STEM,” said Adams. “Projects like mobile labs and hydroponic classrooms will foster creativity and problem solving ability needed to prepare students for high-quality career opportunities.”

Photo by Stefan Ringel/Brooklyn Borough President's Office.
Photo by Stefan Ringel/Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.

The Brooklyn School of Inquiry’s principal, Donna Taylor, expressed delight and gratitude for the funding in a statment.

“The Brooklyn School of Inquiry, together with our partners from the Center for Technology and School Change at Teacher’s College/Columbia University, are thrilled that Borough President Adams is supporting our effort to build a teaching and learning STEMLab on the roof of the PS/IS 237 campus,” she said, noting that the school has also received funds from Councilman David Greenfield for the lab.

Neighboring schools in Borough Park and Sunset Park also benefitted, including:

  • P77K in Borough Park received $100,000 for a multi-sensory room
  • Sunset Park High School got $96,000 for technology upgrades

Other schools benefitting from the allocation are located in Bed-Stuy, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Brighton Beach, Brownsville, Bushwick, Canarsie, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Coney Island, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Greenpoint, Homecrest, Park Slope, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sunset Park, Williamsburg, and Windsor Terrace.

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