NYU Poly Gets $3.5 Million To Train 500 NYC STEM Teachers

The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering (NYU Poly) has received two gifts totaling $3.5 million that represent the start of a five-year $10.5-million fundraising campaign to support the NYU Center for K12 STEM Education's initiative to train 500 New York City teachers in science, technology, education and math (STEM). Those 500 teachers are expected to reach 50,000 public school students over the next decade.

NYU Poly won a $2.5-million National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery Research grant that will allow it to build a year-round teacher training program in the field of robotics.

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