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SABIC Donates $60,000 in Supplies to Berkshire County High Schools

PITTSFIELD — SABIC will give more than $60,000 in science and math supplies, including gift cards to purchase additional math and science equipment, to each of the public high schools in Berkshire County at a special teacher-appreciation event on Wednesday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at Berkshire Museum. Refreshments will be served.

Thanks to those in the education community who responded to the Berkshire Museum’s STEM science-needs survey, a number of requests were brought to the attention of SABIC. As a result, SABIC will distribute important tools and equipment needed for the upcoming school year. Math teachers will receive TI84C color graphing calculators. Science teachers will receive Fisher Scientific gift cards that will be used to purchase additional math and science equipment. The gifts will be allocated based on student-body population of each Berkshire County high school.

Science and math teachers from each high school will be in attendance, and other educators are invited to attend as well. Superintendents and principals will recognize the excellent efforts of their staff at the event.

“From their annual support of the Science and Innovation Fair to participation in Science Night and Third Thursday, SABIC and their employees have been extremely generous with volunteer time and financial support, for the wider community and for the many students we serve here at the Berkshire Museum,” said Van Shields, Berkshire Museum’s executive director. “Expertise in scientific research as well as skills in technology and engineering are essential for success in the 21st-century economic environment. SABIC’s generous gift of tools and equipment to our high schools will go a long way in helping our area educators create world-ready students.”

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