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 054p1.jpg