New Haven Schools to Benefit from SCSU, Yale Science Grant

SCSU, Yale land $13 million grant to bolster New Haven science education
Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011
By Register Staff
Courtesy of New Haven Register
NEW HAVEN — Southern Connecticut State University and Yale University have been awarded a six-year, $13 million grant that promises to expand cutting-edge scientific research and bolster educational opportunities for students and faculty in the New Haven Public Schools.
The National Science Foundation announced it was allocating the money to enhance the schools’ joint materials science center known as the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP), according to a statement.
Richard Therrien, science supervisor (K-12) for the New Haven Public Schools, said: “TheCRISP program has offered professional development to high school science teachers in the subjects of physics, inquiry, polymers, electricity and other relevant subjects. Student learning has been enhanced as a result of these programs. This grant renewal will continue to strengthen our partnership.”

He said CRISP and SCSU will offer New Haven teachers workshops in materials science, nanotechnology, math, engineering and technology. “These are the skills that urban students need to be successful in pursuing jobs in the future and ensure that the New Haven region and Connecticut continue to have a pool of skilled workers and scientists,” Therrien said, also in the statement.
Therrien said SCSU has provided New Haven students with access to labs and other facilities, campus tours of the campus and college student mentors.

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