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Nearly 50 Innovative Stem Projects Win O&R Grants Totaling About $44,000

Awards Support Science Studies in Rockland, Orange and Bergen Schools

Orange & Rockland (O&R) has awarded grants totaling approximately $44,000 to support nearly 50 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-K through 12) and youth group leaders for the 2022-2023 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. See the STEM grants in action.

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.” Over the past eight years, O&R has awarded 326 STEM Classroom Grants totaling over $290,000. Those grants ranged from $307 to $1,000.

A complete list of this year’s winners is at the end of this press release.

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.

The 2022-2023 Orange County winners are:

  • YMCA of Middletown First Step Pre-School – Private School
  • Minisink Valley Elementary School --- Minisink Valley Central School District
  • Kids’ Club House
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County 4-H
  • Circleville Elementary School--- Pine Bush Central School District
  • E.J. Russell Elementary School – Pine Bush Schools
  • Twin Towers Middle School – Middletown Schools
  • Smith Clove Elementary School - Monroe-Woodbury Schools
  • Smith Clove Elementary School --- Monroe-Woodbury Schools
  • Pine Bush Elementary School – Pine Bush Schools
  • SS Seward Institute – Florida Schools
  • North Main St. Elementary – Monroe-Woodbury Schools
  • Monhagen Middle Schools – Middletown Schools
  • George Grant Mason Elementary School – Tuxedo Schools
  • Port Jervis Middle School --- Port Jervis City School District
  • George F. Baker High School --- Tuxedo Union Free School District
  • Goshen Trotttown Explorers’ 4-H Club
  • MHA Preschool at Temple Sinai - Private School
  • MHA Preschool at Temple Sinai – Private School

The 2022-2023 Rockland County winners are:

  • Willow Grove Elementary – North Rockland Schools
  • Spring Valley High School --- East. Ramapo Central School District
  • Camp Bullowa Summer Camp --- Greater Hudson Valley BSA Council
  • Albertus Magnus High School --- Private School
  • Woodglen Elementary School --- Clarkstown Central School District
  • Willow Grove Elementary – North Rockland Schools
  • Pearl River Middle School --- Pearl River Central Schools District
  • Spring Valley High School --- East. Ramapo Central School District
  • Rockland BOCES in TSP at Tappan Zee High School - BOCES
  • Tappan Zee High School – S.Orangetown Schools
  • Benim Scholastic Academy of Haverstraw --- Private School
  • Fleetwood Elementary – North Rockland Schools
  • Benim Scholastic Academy of New City --- Private School
  • Felix Festa Middle School --- Clarkstown Central School District
  • Peace Through Play Nursery School
  • Pearl River High School --- Pearl River Central School District
  • Felix Festa Middle School --- Clarkstown Central School District
  • Fieldstone Middle School – North Rockland Schools
  • Fieldstone Middle School – North Rockland Schools
  • Fieldstone Middle School – North Rockland Schools
  • Stony Point Elementary School – North Rockland Schools

The 2022-2023 Bergen County winners are:

  • Memorial Elementary School – Montvale Public Schools
  • Action Academy of Bergen County – Private School
  • Saint Joseph’s Regional High School – Private School
  • Saint Joseph’s Regional High School --- Private School
  • Northvale Public School --- Public School
  • Heights Elementary School – Oakland Public Schools
  • Harrington Park School --- Harrington Park School District
  • Luther Lee Emerson an dCounty Road School --- Demarest School District

The 2022-2023 Passaic County winner is:

  • Upper Greenwood Lake School District – West Milford Township Public Schools

About O&R

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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