Aug 3, 2015
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Students returning to Salesian College Preparatory this fall will benefit from a complete overhaul of the school’s biology lab thanks to a $250,000 grant from an anonymous donor.

Improvements include new flooring, a prep room with storage cabinets, sink and lab refrigerator, high-efficiency lighting, new wood and glass cabinetry and new desks and chairs, the school said in its magazine (the images included in this story were first published in the magazine.).

“The renovations will provide for different classroom layouts — lecture, small groups, and lab — and allow for more collaborative learning and higher student engagement,” the school said.

The school will next look to raise funds to modernize its chemistry and physics labs.

All of this is a response to the growing need in the U.S. workforce for students proficient in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.