12/13/2013 9:53:45 AM

Times Union: Grant to aid ZEN work

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Part of $5M subsidy will be used for future Tech Valley High home


Part of the $5 million in state regional council subsidies awarded for projects at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will go toward outfitting Tech Valley High School's future home at the college.

Last month, Tech Valley High said it will move into temporary space next fall at the NanoCollege because the ZEN Building at the NanoCollege campus it is planning to move to from its East Greenbush location won't be ready until 2015.

ZEN stands for Zero Energy Nano. In addition to Tech Valley High, the building will house the NanoCollege's growing clean energy operations, as well as educational and workforce development programs.

On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said $1.5 million will be awarded to the Tech Valley School Foundation to be used for its future 22,000-square-foot ZEN space. The money is also supposed to pay for the Children's Museum of Science and Technology — which was merged into the NanoCollege earlier this year — to move from North Greenbush to the ZEN building.

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