Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Receives ACS Hach Grant to Improve Research for Quantum Dot Nanoparticles
We are proud to announce that SAS recently received a $1,500 grant to improve the school's science laboratory for students’ research. Science teacher, Dr. Ayten Ay, and SASCS Director, Mr. Bak, co-wrote the American Chemical Society Hach (High School Chemistry) Classroom Grant proposal. The grant aims to support ideas that enhance classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry.
At SASCS, we believe that our students should have as many opportunities as possible to conduct quality experiments in our classroom labs. The grant will be used to purchase spectrometer systems to study quantum dot nanoparticles’ behaviors and analyze data in chemistry research classes during the 2015-2016 school year. Having regular access to this type of advanced equipment will help our students develop the skills that are necessary to prepare them for college.
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School offers research opportunities to students for three years, which aim to enhance awareness of recent advances in STEM fields and career opportunities related to STEM. We are very excited to receive the ACS Hach Grant. We want to be able to provide the best education possible as our student’ desire to learn more in the STEM fields increases each year.