Veolia Water NY Donation to Hudson Valley P-TECH
Hudson Valley P-TECH will be getting several new engineering and computer science learning materials, thanks to a generous donation from our business partner Veolia Water New York. Veolia’s Director of New York Communications and Government Affairs Bill Madden came to Piermont on Thursday, September 28 to present a check for $10,000 to Rockland BOCES Executive Director Kim Bell, Hudson Valley P-Tech Principal Dan Kaplan, Hudson Valley P-TECH teachers Tara Horvath and Lorraine Newell and several of our P-Tech students.
“We are excited to partner with Rockland BOCES to support the Hudson Valley P-TECH program,” said Madden. “The future of innovation is rooted in STEM-centered programs. Increasing STEM awareness in schools is strongly supported by Veolia across the country.”
The donation will fund the purchase of a new Maker Bot Sketch 3D printer, which will be used to teach coding in computer science class and print materials in all core subject areas. P-TECH will also dedicate a portion of the money to new Iaptops and model building kits. “Tools for hands-on, real world applications in computer science and engineering,” said Kaplan.
Along with providing mentorships throughout the year, this donation is a sign of Veolia’s continued commitment to our P-TECH students.