Girls Explore STEM Careers during 'Tech Savvy' Event in April

Tech Savvy, a program of AAUW, introduces girls in sixth through ninth grades to many types of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and teaches “savvy skills” such as negotiation, computer coding and public speaking. This hands on day will be filled with experiments, mentorship opportunities and making new friends interested in science. Girls will participate in a  live chat with K. Lindsay Hunter, one of the underground astronauts who excavated Homo naledi.  Keynote address will be by Kathryn J. Boor, Dean of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. WSKG Science will be interviewing girls on their future STEM careers and sharing SciGirls resources for families.

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Dryden Official Faults Cuomo’s Tax Cap

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to extend the state’s property tax cap. The law limits annual tax increases, and it’s set to expire next year. Cuomo released a report yesterday that said the cap has saved more than $800 for the typical New Yorker over the past three years. He calls that success. But Dryden town supervisor Mary Ann Sumner wants Cuomo to look back a few more years.