BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Public Schools will join university and
community partners at a news conference to announce a new $9.8
million national grant to support a community-wide effort to
improve middle and high school science education.
The announcement will take place tomorrow (Oct. 11) at 11 a.m.
at the Buffalo Museum of Science at 1020 Humboldt Parkway in
The grant program will be led by the University at Buffalo,
Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo State College and Buffalo Museum of
Science. The centerpiece of the initiative is more support for
At the news conference, UB Professor Joseph Gardella, the
grant's project leader, will give an overview of the program. Amber
M. Dixon, interim superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools,
will describe the program's potential impacts.
Other scheduled speakers include Buffalo State College President
Aaron Podolefsky, Buffalo Museum of Science President and CEO Mark
Mortenson, and UB President Satish K. Tripathi.
Press arrangements: John DellaContrada in the UB Office of
University Communications at 716-361-3006. On-site contacts include
DellaContrada and Charlotte Hsu in the UB Office of University
Communications at 510-388-1831.