WICSD receives grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation

$4,000 grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation to enhance Optics
Posted on 09/26/2018
 Picture of presentation of check.
From left to right, WICSD's Jennifer Brooker, Corning's Mark Stauffer and Colleen Doherty, IHS Principal Doug Lauf and Optics teacher Alex Virga were part of the check presentation.

The West Irondequoit Central School District is proud to announce that it has received a $4,000 grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation to add another exciting learning opportunity for our students!

The purpose of this grant is to ultimately support the Technician Pipeline Program, which is a collaborative effort with Monroe Community College and local districts (including ours!) to attract greater student attention to the growing field of Optical Systems Technology. For the second straight spring, IHS will offer an Optics course taught by Ms. Alex Virga as part of its science curriculum.

Colleen Doherty, plant administrator, and Mark Stauffer, an engineer, from the Corning Tropel Advanced Optical Systems plant in Fairport came to IHS recently to present a check to Virga, IHS Principal Doug Lauf and Jennifer Brooker, the School District’s K-12 Science Curriculum Supervisor.

This initiative will include possible field trips and field work for students and classroom visits by optical fabrication development engineers like Stauffer.

Click here to learn more about the Corning Foundation.