2009-11-19 / News

Supporting science and math


Congressman Patrick Kennedy visited Lawn Avenue School in Jamestown recently to announce a $200,000 appropriation to fund a new Science and Math Scholars Initiative at the school. Funded through NASA education programs, the initiative, developed by the Jamestown Education Foundation, will allow students in grades 6 to 8 to collaborate with researchers at URI’s School of Oceanography, Roger Williams University and Save the Bay to gain hands-on experience in sustainable living and renewable energy. Projects will include raising salmon in an aquaculture tank, growing vegetables by hydroponics, a weather data collection station, and studying the science behind wind, solar, and wave energy. Kennedy secured the funding as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. The SAMS project will be managed by Furhana DiBiase. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten Congressman Patrick Kennedy visited Lawn Avenue School in Jamestown recently to announce a $200,000 appropriation to fund a new Science and Math Scholars Initiative at the school. Funded through NASA education programs, the initiative, developed by the Jamestown Education Foundation, will allow students in grades 6 to 8 to collaborate with researchers at URI’s School of Oceanography, Roger Williams University and Save the Bay to gain hands-on experience in sustainable living and renewable energy. Projects will include raising salmon in an aquaculture tank, growing vegetables by hydroponics, a weather data collection station, and studying the science behind wind, solar, and wave energy. Kennedy secured the funding as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. The SAMS project will be managed by Furhana DiBiase. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten

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