Clarkson, Alcoa team up for math, science
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POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Clarkson University and Alcoa are teaming up to try and get students in local schools to take more of an interest in math and science.
While celebrating the restart of its smelter pots on Friday Alcoa gave a grant to the university.The $56,000 will be spent helping local high schools implement science, technology, engineering, and math programs.
College leaders say the grant will help more than 500 local students in picking a potential career path in these fields.
"This grant is important because it provides our students with an opportunity to put into practice the content that they are learning in their classes. It's gives them an opportunity to communicate science and math in very real ways." Mary Margaret Small
Our parent company, Time Warner Cable, highlights initiatives like this with the "Connect a Million Minds" program. The company is sponsoring programs and buying equipment to give students a hands on learning experience.
For more information on our program check out connectamillionminds.com.