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NYPA Sponsors Region 7 Science Expo Elementary, High School Students in Brooklyn, Staten Island Will Be Represented

Joseph G. Leary
718-626-8239
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joseph.leary@nypa.gov

March 16, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

ASTORIAóThe New York Power Authority will sponsor the third annual Region 7 Science Expo for Districts 20 and 21 in Brooklyn on Tuesday, March 21, at New Utrecht High School, and Staten Islandís District 31 on Friday, March 24, at the Michael J. Petrides Educational Complex. Both events will run from 4:30-9pm.

The Region 7 Science Expo celebrates elementary and high-school studentsí ability to conduct quality scientific investigations and provides an opportunity for them 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 both Brooklyn and Staten Island, for their exemplary work in science as they present their projects to teachers, parents, administrators and community members. 

This year, over 130 schools located within the three districts are expected to participate.

The New York Power Authority provides lower-cost power for New York City municipal buildings and facilities (including schools and public hospitals), the subways and Metro North commuter railroad, and a number of commercial and industrial customers who have qualified under economic development programs. 

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