Cornell receives $640,000 grant for 4-H UNITY

Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) recently announced the award of a $640,000 five-year Children, Youth and Families At Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Community Project grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture for 4-H UNITY (Urban Neighborhoods Improved Through Youth)

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School kid scientists propose experiments for International Space Station

The opportunity to send a science experiment into orbit drew dozens of children and their families to Space Night at Case Middle School in Watertown, New York, Nov. 9. Student teams from after-school programs in Jefferson County, many of whom worked with scientist advisers at Cornell, presented their proposals for experiments that could be delivered to the International Space Station next summer.

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From fish DNA to Mars: STEM programs inspire kids across NYS

All told, 56 Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in New York state employ extension professionals such as Caswell who work in local communities, reaching students in kindergarten through 12th grade with a variety of educational programs in nutrition, agriculture and other fields – STEM programs that reach more than 140,000 New York state students every year.

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