For Albany And Hofstra, A True Watershed Moment

InnovateLI: A new partnership between Albany and Hofstra University is giving Long Island’s scientists of tomorrow a unique opportunity to get their feet wet.

A $240,000 stipend from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery will help the Hempstead-based university launch the Bay High School Summer Science Research Fellowship, an intensive five-week program involving environmental research projects at the Mill River Basin watershed, located along Nassau County’s South Shore.

The first-year program, which pairs some of Long Island’s brightest high-schoolers with Hofstra faculty members, is a function of Rebuild by Design’s Living With the Bay program. Launched in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the Superstorm Sandy recovery effort, Rebuild by Design is a multistage planning and design competition that inspired Living With the Bay, a comprehensive, $125 million South Shore resiliency plan developed by the GOSR. Continue reading here>>