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For Immediate Release: 
May 21, 2012

NYC High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College is Recipient of Five-Year Grant to Sustain Engineering Program

NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Association of Energy Engineers-New York Chapter (NYAEE) is  pleased to announce that it is funding Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula to middle and high schools across the United States, with a grant in the amount of $27,500 over five years. Grant funds will be used to sustain the PLTW engineering program at the High School for Math Science and Engineering at City College in New York City (HSMSE@CCNY). The school will receive funding toward the cost of software licensure, computer upgrades and classroom supplies; all necessary to support a successful PLTW engineering program.

NYAEE is committed to furthering education in energy and energy management in the New York area.  The NY Chapter believes that economic progress can be achieved through creating highly skilled energy engineered professionals.

 “We are pleased to present this donation to a local high school in furtherance of our mission to promote education in the energy field,” said David Ahrens, President of the NYAEE Board.

Through the grant funds, NYAEE will help to ensure the success of the HSMSE@CCNY PLTW program. Implemented in 2008, NYAEE and PLTW chose the PLTW program at HSMSE@CCYN to receive the sustainability grant because it is growing and is a viable education opportunity for NYC students, Ahrens said.

In addition to the financial support provided through the grant, NYAEE members will have the opportunity to volunteer in the engineering classrooms, and serve as mentors for students or special speakers to discuss career and educational options available to students. Chapter board members may also join the school’s advisory or partnership team to help guide future planning of the PLTW program.

PLTW’s middle and high school engineering and biomedical sciences programs number more than 4,200 across the United States and exist in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“PLTW is so very grateful for the generosity of the New York Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers,” said PLTW President and CEO Dr. Vince Bertram. “The financial and academic support NYAEE is providing to the High School for Math Science and Engineering at City College is truly immeasurable when you look at the number of students whose lives it will touch and the number of students who will be better prepared for postsecondary education and the competitive global economy.”

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About PLTW
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education curricular programs used in schools. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, PLTW exists to prepare students for the global economy through its world-class curriculum, high quality professional development, and an engaged network of educators, students, universities and professionals. PLTW's comprehensive curriculum has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. More than 4,200 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are currently offering PLTW courses to their students. For more information, visitwww.pltw.org.

About NYAEE
The New York Chapter supports the Association of Energy Engineers ideals through educational programs and industry-recognition awards conducted throughout the New York region. The chapter represents hundreds of energy professionals, and is growing.  For more information, visit www.aeeny.org.