- The College's newly established Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center (AREAC) is studying ways to improve and protect marine and riverine fisheries and establish an urban aquaculture industry in New York. AREAC fish specimens were aboard NASA space shuttle flights in January and April for endocrine and reproductive studies.
- A $650,000 U.S. Dept. of Commerce grant will allow the College to establish and supervise Internet Learning Cafes that will introduce 3,500 students at four Brooklyn high schools to academic resources on the Internet and to Web search and design skills.
- The Community Tutoring Project pairs Brooklyn College students with local ESL high school students at Erasmus Hall and South Shore high schools.
- The Athena Mathematics and Science Project, funded by the Greenwall Foundation, supports in-service staff development at 10 elementary schools.
- The School of Education trains emigré mathematicians and scientists from the former Soviet Union for teaching positions in New York high schools.
- Adult and Continuing Education gives job training to employees of the City's Health and Hospitals Corporation and also offers on-site classes in communications and American language and culture to foreign-born physicians at Brookdale Hospital and to research scientists at SUNY's Brooklyn Health Science Center.
- The College's Project Reach initiative provides college preparatory training to New York State employees.
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- Value Added: The Economic Impact of Public Universities National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges