Power Authority to Sponsor School
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
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.
■ 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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