News to get you in the Spirit – Albright College

News to get you in the Spirit

Dear Albrightians,

As you may have already read in the Reading Eagle, the Albright College Science Research Institute (SRI) has been named a recipient of $1.48 million in new federal funding. These funds will help to connect a great number of low-income students in Berks County to Albright’s Summer and After-school programs and SRI’s innovative Total Experience Learning method applied to technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) disciplines.

We are incredibly grateful for support from Rep. Chrissy Houlahan who helped us obtain this funding which will positively impact the curious minds of Berks County’s young people. I am also deeply appreciative of the Albrightians who worked together to formulate this proposal and shepherd it through the federal Community Projects process: Adelle Schade and the SRI team, Julie Sweitzer, Karen Campbell, and board member John McAllister ’94.

For those who are curious, the new federal dollars will support:

  • Scholarships for 100 low-income students to participate in SRI’s summer session
  • Scholarships for 100 low-income students to participate in SRI after-school programs
  • 40 SRI dual-enrollment scholarships for low-income students
  • Teacher scholarships and training
  • Housing for summer interns
  • Program supplies and facilitation
  • Transportation for program participants
  • Updates to SRI’s cutting edge technology and equipment

In short, the funding will allow Albright SRI to build a new generation of changemakers, right here on our Albright campus in Reading, Pa.

Congratulations to the entire SRI Team — it is, indeed, a great day to be a Lion!



Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82
President and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Albright College
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