Senators Toby Ann Stavisky and John Liu, Mayor DeBlasio, and Chancellor Porter Attend Ground Breaking of new Advanced Research Science Institute at The Bronx High School of Science

Left to Right: NYC Education Chancellor Meisha Porter, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, Stanley Manne, Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Senator John Liu

City dignitaries broke ground Wednesday at The Bronx High School of Science for a new Advanced Research Science Institute. The generous donation by Stanley Manne, class of 1952, will have a significant impact on the opportunities available to students at Bronx Science and other high schools.

Many alumni of Bronx Science have gone on to make meaningful change throughout our state, including Senators John Liu, Toby Ann Stavisky, and Jamaal Bailey, Assemblymembers Jeffrey Dinowitz and Kenny Burgos, and Councilmembers Ben Kallos, Eric Dinowitz, and Margaret Chin.

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky: “Investing in our students and their future is crucial. The generous gift that Stanley Manne, class of 1952, has given Bronx Science will be life-changing for many. I appreciate Mr. Manne’s support and I am grateful to Bronx Science for providing the education and experience for my generation as well as for our young people to grow, learn and succeed. For example, there have been eight Nobel laureates from Science and this research facility may well produce a ninth.”

Senator John Liu: “Stanley Manne achieved tremendous success in science and business but came back to Bronx Science to pay it back, tearfully explaining to all that he always remembered where he came from as he announced his intentions for the school with this unprecedented gift. Mr. Manne’s generosity will further cement Science HS as an incubator for teen invention and discovery in science, and create opportunities for public school students from all throughout New York City, especially the Bronx. The Manne Institute is destined to be a world-class research facility, led by the brightest minds of New York City public school kids.”