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Red Clay Student Accepted to New York Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Henry B. du Pont Middle School's Srijay Chenna, who has been accepted into the prestigious New York Academy of Sciences' Junior Academy!


The New York Academy of Sciences is one of the country's oldest and most widely respected scientific organizations. Its mission is to drive innovative solutions to society's challenges by advancing scientific research, education and policy. Its Global STEM Alliance, which consists of a variety of STEM education programs including The Junior Academy, is a global talent identification and cultivation network with more than 300 partners in over 100 countries. Its purpose is to prepare the next generation of innovators through three key program areas: mentorship, innovation challenges, and career and college readiness.


As a member of The Junior Academy, Chenna will have the opportunity to collaborate with nearly 3,000 students from 94 countries on virtual challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies and hosted on the Academy's innovation platform, Launchpad. These challenges are designed by the Academy's education experts to help students develop 21st-century skills as they prepare for the jobs of the future.


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