Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics this summer throughout the county. The vaccine is free and walk-ins are welcome. Clinics include: Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, NY (Tuesday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., J&J); North Greenbush Town Hall, Wynantskill, NY (Sunday, August 22, 5-7 p.m., J&J); Stewart’s Shops, Nassau, NY (Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pfizer or J&J). You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.vaccines.gov/search

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Lincoln Gipson and Possible Bentum in front of lockers

Lincoln Gipson and Possible Bentum were two of five Goff Middle School students who attended RPI’s Black Families Technology Awareness Day.

Five Goff Middle School students attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Black Families Technology Awareness Day on February 22. The annual event exposes local students and their parents to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Possible Bentum, Makayla Figgs, Lincoln Gipson, Shane James and Essence Kelsey attended the full-day program which included an opening ceremony, remarks from Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson and group workshops such as:

  • Build Your Own Tesla
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Curl Care Lab
  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Natural Disasters
  • Water Filtration
  • Fold and Fly with Algorithms.

The students enjoyed the workshops and the opportunity to learn more about STEM college programs and careers.

During the event, their parents attended a session titled Preparing Your Student for College, which discussed educational opportunities, scholarships, financial aid, career development, and what is required to pursue a career in the field of STEM.