Category: Education

SHU granted nearly $250,000 for community college cybertraining program

FAIRFIELD, CT – Sacred Heart University has received nearly $250,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that aims to teach advanced skills in cyberinfrastructure security to community-college students. The NSF is an independent federal agency that funds around 25% of all federally supported, basic research conducted by national, higher-education institutions. Its grant…

STAR Rubino Family Center Announces Expanded Birth through Early Childhood Intervention Beginning September 1

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is launching an expanded, multi-lingual program for children experiencing, or at risk of, developmental delays. The enhanced program, generously supported in part by The Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation, and other generous grants expands services from birth through age five, with additional service options for children…

Sacred Heart University receives $25,000 grant for cybersecurity project

Protect Our Power awards SHU $25,000 for creating best practices for electricity utilities against DDoS attack protection   FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University has received a $25,000 grant from Protect Our Power, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institute headed by professionals from the physical and cyber defense communities, as well as finance and government. The organization’s focus is…

Sacred Heart University receives $25,000 grant toward new “flex-learn” model

Davis Educational Foundation award is funding new pandemic teaching model FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The Davis Educational Foundation has awarded Sacred Heart University a $25,000 grant for new class procedures beginning in the fall semester. The University’s SHU-Flex model will give students the choice to attend live, on-campus classes or live-stream classes from elsewhere. Students also will be…

First County Bank Foundation Awards Three High School Seniors with Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarships

STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank recently announced this year’s recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarships. This annual award honors Fairfield County high school students who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community. The program awards scholarships to three deserving students, and is designed to recognize and…

Western Connecticut Military Officers Association Announces the 2020 “Young American Awards”

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA), Quest Diagnostics and Patriot Bank, N.A., are honored to announce the 45th annual Young American Awards. This prestigious program will recognize high school seniors, nominated from over 20 Fairfield County high schools, who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic success and community service at a “virtual” awards…

Westhill Angels Organize a Contactless Children’s Book Drive for Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County

Reading books to children is a meaningful way to share calm, bonding, focused time together, especially with families self-isolating during COVID-19. Children’s books can take you into another world, inspiring imagination and distraction, if only for a short time. Reading at bedtime also creates a well-needed structure in children’s lives. Do you have children’s books…

WCSU professor receives grant for bacterial research

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Edwin M. Wong has received a $20,000 grant from Praxair/Linde to fund his continuing environmental research. Wong currently is researching and investigating toxic Cyanobacteria in Connecticut waterways. Cyanobacteria, more commonly known as “blue-green algae,” has been a growing health issue…