science and technology http://wamc.org en Pittsfield Public Schools Among Few in Nation Selected for Science Competition http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-public-schools-among-few-nation-selected-science-competition <p></p><p>Pittsfield has been selected as one of only a handful of cities across the country to participate in a national science competition designed to encourage strong teaching in science.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The “Make My LabWoRx” competition from Science WoRx, an online resource network for science educators sponsored by pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma US, Inc. is offering the opportunity for science teachers to win lab equipment for their schools through a competition with a goal of driving innovation in the classroom.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59607 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Public Schools Among Few in Nation Selected for Science Competition Michael Tucker - The Center for Economic Growth http://wamc.org/post/michael-tucker-center-economic-growth <p>Education and business officials came together today in Saratoga County with the high tech future in mind.&nbsp; GlobalFoundries and the Center for Economic Growth organized the meeting at the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park to develop a regional 13 county laboratory to promote the future of an educational system that must meet the needs of a growing technology sector. Michael Tucker is the CEO and executive director of the Center for Economic Growth. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:08:00 +0000 Brian Shields 52195 at http://wamc.org