1. Holyoke to benefit from $250,000 grant for middle school science students thanks to computing center

    Holyoke to benefit from $250,000 grant for middle school science students thanks to computing center
    The pending presence of a high performance computing center downtown has led to a $250,000 grant that will help middle-school science students, officials said. Having the $168 million technology hub under construction helped get the grant from the National Science Foundation, officials said last week. Two middle school classes here and two in Springfield will work with college professors in using online interactive textbooks that offer simulations of things like changing weather patterns to help students learn, officials said. Rick Adrion, a computer science professor at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, and Christopher Hill, a geoscientist at the ...
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