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NYPA to Sponsor Niagara County Science Fair

Contact:
Cathy Blood
716-286-6652
1-866-NYPAFUN
cathy.blood@nypa.gov

March 21, 2006

For Immediate Release

Lewiston— The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is proud to play a leading role in the Niagara County Science Fair scheduled for April 1, 2006 at Stella Niagara Education Park.   NYPA will provide a $1,000 sponsorship to help defray the costs of the event, and staff members will conduct energy education programs and assist with judging.  NYPA has supported the Niagara County Science Fair for the past two years. 

The day-long competition, is coordinated by Stella Niagara Education Park and the Environmental Leadership Institute at Niagara University, features scientific research projects developed by Niagara County students in grades 5 through 8.  About seventy-five students are expected to participate.

According to Sue Sinski, Science Fair Project Director and Stella Niagara Education Park teacher, “The purpose of this science fair is to develop children’s interest in science, which has been on the decline over the last few years.  Science fair competitions have been known to provide students with an enhanced educational experience that affects future learning and can become the basis for pursuing a science-related profession.”

The public is welcome to attend the Niagara County Science Fair, which will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Stella Niagara Education Park, 4421 Lower River Road in Lewiston, NY.  For additional information on the fair, contact Joseph Pillittere, Jr., Director, Institutional Advancement at Stella Niagara, (716) 754-4311, ext. 438.

The New York Power Authority also operates the Power Vista, the admission free visitors center at the Niagara Power Project.  Educational programs and special events are offered there year-round, and visitors are always welcome.   For additional information or to schedule a program, call 716-286-6651 or toll free 1-866-NYPA-FUN.   Visit us on the web at www.nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating plants in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. 

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