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Museum honors TVHS



Rachel Brandenberg and Ashley Moon pose near part of their exhibitThe partnership between Tech Valley High school and the Children's Museum of Science and Technology was recognized by the museum recently at its annual gala.

The museum's leadership recognized TVHS with its Explore, Discover, Imagine Education award during the museum's 58th anniversary celebration on June 16.  Also honored that evening were F. Michael Tucker of the Center for Economic Growth and John Kolb, president and CIO of RPI.

"It is a very nice honor," said TVHS Business Partnership Coordinator Denise Zieske. "It underscores the growing relationship we have with the museum and the common goal we have of preparing youth for a world increasingly reliant technology and the sciences."

The North Greenbush-based museum and TVHS have a long-term partnership. Recently, that partnership resulted in a project for physics students that led the students to create an exhibit on the past, present and future of the electrical grid.

The exhibit was unveiled earlier this month.

"The exhibit includes interactive and informative segments that represent the past, present and future of the electrical grid. Students have been studying electricity and magnetism while working on the exhibit. Final pieces in the exhibit were designed by all three classes (class of 2011, class of 2012 and class of 2013) and built by the class of 2013 with help from current students and alumni," said teacher Michelle Sweeny, who has overseen the project.

In the top photo juniors (left to right) Rachel Brandenberg and Ashley Moon pose near one of three sections of the new exhibit on electricity that they and physics students built during the past three years at TVHS. The exhibit was unveiled recently.