WOODBRIDGE — A lengthy grant process, site visit, and evaluation has resulted in a well-deserved reward for the Academy of Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge. Andersen Window and Doors’ Foundation, the Andersen Corporate Foundation, selected the Academy to receive a $3,000 grant and will present the check to the Board of Education for the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools during Wednesday evening’s board meeting.
Monies from the grant will be used to purchase equipment for the Academy’s Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences program. The biomedical science program enrolls students in grades 9-12 and opens their eyes to concepts in human medicine through hands-on, project-based learning, while introducing them to physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students in the biomedical program explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and work collaboratively to design innovative solutions to some of the medical field’s most pressing issues. This type of education is vital to the economic growth and future of the Middlesex County and greater New Jersey region.
Specifically, the grant money will be used to purchase DNA and protein analysis equipment used in the biomedical courses. The grant will also help purchase a SMART Podium for public speaking, used to improve students’ abilities to effectively and professionally prepare and present their research.
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