Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is allocating $175,000 in funding from his capital budget this year to create a STEM lab for P.S. 56 in (Science, Technology, English, Math)y, English, Math) lab will provide a scientific environment where students will be engaged in specific science and technology coursework to answer specific questions through research, experimentation, and simulation in a controlled environment. The students will be challenged to engineer solutions to complex problems utilizing their critical thinking skills to propose hypotheses and verify them.
“Every parent today knows how critical these STEM skills are to the future workforce and I think students understand that the focus on hard sciences is for their benefit,” said Council Member Borelli. “It’s equally as important that schools and teachers have the resources to make the curriculum fun and engaging, and that’s what this lab is really meant for, to provide a really engaging way for our kids to learn the complex but foundational skills that are going to help them to succeed later in life.”
“P.S. 56 is fortunate to have people like Joseph Borelli leading our community. We deeply appreciate Mr. Borelli’s commitment to our children by allocating $175,000 for our STEM Department. This STEM upgrade will provide our students with hands on experience in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and better equip them for middle school, high school , college and 21st century careers. We have a deep sense of gratitude for Mr. Borelli’s vision and commitment to the future of our children,” said Philip J. Carollo, Principal of P.S. 56.