Jun 16 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES $397,640 FOR UA SCIENCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, announced today that $397,640 will soon be released from the U.S. Department of Education for the University of Alabama’s Science Education Technology Initiative. Senator Shelby secured these funds in the Fiscal Year 2004 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Senator Shelby said, “These funds will aid the University of Alabama in their efforts to upgrade their science education and technology facilities in order to support greater scientific education of its students. The funding will be used to upgrade their current science lecture halls to incorporate state-of-the-art, multimedia rooms, instant response devices, and distance learning technology to provide instruction to K - 12 classes. In addition, the University plans to upgrade their science laboratories to allow for true, discovery-based instruction by installing new equipment and upgraded instrumentation and computing facilities.”