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Power Authority to Sponsor School Science Expo

Contact:
Edward Birdie
914-390-8180
edward.birdie@nypa.gov

February 28, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

NEW YORK—The New York Power Authority will sponsor the fourth annual New York City Public Schools Region 7 Science Expo for Staten Island District 31 on March 1 and Brooklyn Districts 20 and 21 on April 19. 

The Staten Island event will be held at the Michael J. Petrides Educational Complex and the Brooklyn program at New Utrecht High School.  Both will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The Region 7 Science Expo celebrates elementary, intermediate and high school students’ (grades 4-12) ability to conduct quality scientific investigations and provides an opportunity for the students to exhibit New York City Performance Standards-based work in science in a non-competitive environment. 

Every student will receive an award, provided by the Kiwanis Clubs in Brooklyn and Staten Island, as they present their projects to teachers, parents, administrators and community members. 

More than 130 schools within the three districts are expected to participate.

The Power Authority provides economical electricity for public facilities throughout New York City, including schools, public hospitals, the subways and Metro-North commuter trains, and to businesses in the city who in turn pledge to create or maintain specified numbers of jobs.  The Authority also carries out extensive energy efficiency projects in public facilities and has installed fuel cells and solar power projects at various city locations.

About NYPA:

 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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