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Over 40 Innovative STEM Projects Win O&R Grants Totaling Nearly $37,000

Awards Support Science Studies in Rockland, Orange and Bergen Schools

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) has awarded grants totaling nearly $37,000 to support over 40 creative, cutting-edge classroom projects that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

O&R’s STEM Classroom Grants provided up to $1,000 each to educators at schools (pre-kindergarten through grade 12) and youth group leaders for the 2021-2022 school year in communities located within O&R’s service area. The winning projects featured subjects ranging from robotics to hydroponics and solar to wind power. 

Talented, hard-working, thoughtful teachers have crafted ambitious, interesting, ingenious, sparkling lesson plans that dazzle. These out-of-the-box proposals are designed to challenge students to think, plan, act and achieve --- and have fun doing it.

O&R President and CEO Robert Sanchez said, “O&R is proud to support our teachers and students with STEM grants that can help to create future leaders in science, technology, engineering and math.” 

The grants were awarded based on a review of teacher-submitted proposals by the O&R STEM Education Advisory Council, a panel of educators and engineers assembled by O&R expressly for this purpose.

Over the past seven years, O&R has awarded 277 STEM Classroom Grants totaling nearly $247,000. Those grants ranged from $307 to $1,000.

The 2021-2022 Orange County winners are:

  • Chester Academy- Chester Schools
  • J. Russell Elementary School – Pine Bush Schools
  • Highland Falls Intermediate School – Highland Falls Ft. Montgomery Schools
  • Twin Towers Middle School – Middletown Schools
  • Otisville Elementary School – Minisink Valley Schools
  • Middletown Day Nursery – Private School
  • Smith Clove Elementary School - Monroe-Woodbury Schools
  • Orange-Ulster BOCES CTE – BOCES
  • Pine Bush Elementary School – Pine Bush Schools
  • SS Seward Institute – Florida Schools
  • North Main St. Elementary – Monroe-Woodbury Schools
  • Golden Hill Elementary School – Florida Schools
  • Northern Academy of the Arts – Private School
  • Tuxedo High School – Tuxedo Schools
  • Monhagen Middle Schools – Middletown Schools
  • George Grant Mason Elementary School – Tuxedo Schools
  • MHA Preschool at Temple Sinai - Private School
  • MHA Preschool at Temple Sinai – Private School
  • Smith Clove Elementary School – Monroe-Woodbury Schools     

The 2021-2022 Rockland County winners are:

  • Fieldstone Middle School – North Rockland Schools
  • Tappan Zee High School – S.Orangetown Schools
  • Willow Grove Elementary – North Rockland Schools
  • Fleetwood Elementary – North Rockland Schools
  • Rockland BOCES in Suffern Middle School - BOCES
  • North Rockland High School - North Rockland Schools
  • Haverstraw Elementary School – North Rockland Schools
  • Orangetown Middle School – S.Orangetown Schools
  • Fieldstone Middle School – North Rockland Schools
  • Fieldstone Middle School – North Rockland Schools
  • Stony Point Elementary School – North Rockland Schools
  • Fieldstone Middle School – North Rockland Schools
  • Pearl River High School – Pearl River Schools
  • Viola Elementary School – Suffern Schools       

The 2021-2022 Bergen County winners are:

  • Memorial Elementary School – Montvale Public Schools
  • Acton Academy of Bergen County – Private School
  • Academies of Gerrard Berman Day School – Private School
  • Saint Joseph’s Regional High School – Private School
  • Northvale Public School --- Northvale Public Schools
  • Valley Middle School – Oakland Public Schools

The 2021-2022 Passaic County winner is:

  • Christ the King Nursery School – Private School

About Orange & Rockland

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.

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