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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
   
Jola Szubielski 518-457-0752
Dave Bullard 315-487-7711 x 1377


February 09, 2016

Tech Valley High School Students Get Hands-On Learning Opportunity at New York State Research and Testing Laboratories

WHAT:

    Tech Valley High School students will tour New York’s state-of-the-art research and testing laboratories.  They’ll get an up-close look inside the labs and the opportunity for hands-on demonstrations in the areas of food safety and metrology. The visit is part of the students’ I-term experience to learn more about careers at businesses and non-profits around the Capital Region.
WHEN:
    Wednesday, February 10, 9 a.m. - noon.
WHO:
    StateAgriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
    NYS Food Lab and NYS Bureau of Weights and Measures staff
    Jim Church, Tech Valley Regional Technology Institute Director
    Tech Valley High School faculty and students
WHERE:
    New York State Food Laboratory
    New York State Office Campus
    6 Campus Access Rd.
    Albany, NY 12203

**Media: Please RSVP to Jola.Szubielski@agriculture.ny.gov to attend the tour and demonstrations**

The New York State Food Laboratory
The New York State Food Laboratory was constructed in 2013. The 67,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility is home to microbiologists and chemists who provide expert, innovative analytical testing and support of food safety and security programs, and consumer and agricultural interests in New York State. In 2014, almost 23,000 samples were analyzed in the Food Laboratory.

Bureau of Weights and Measures
The Bureau of Weights and Measures works to assure measurement accuracy for a fair and equitable commercial marketplace. State and local weights and measures officials annually inspect thousands of scales, gas pumps, and other types of devices, as well as thousands of different packaged commodities. The weights and measures programs are a critical part of New York State's infrastructure, protecting every consumer and every business.


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