Sherman Secures $85,000 For Pierce College
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Brad Sherman announced that Congress has approved $85,000 in federal appropriations funding for Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills.
The funding is included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2009, which passed the Senate today and now heads to President Obama for his signature.
The $85,000 in federal funds that Congressman Sherman secured for Pierce College will
aid in the acquisition of new meteorological equipment for their on-campusweather station.
"We are delighted that Congressman Sherman succeeded in obtaining these funds," said Pierce College President Robert Garber. “We appreciate Congressman Sherman’s advocacy for our school. Our Weather Station will see tremendous improvements thanks to this congressional appropriation.”
The Pierce College Weather Station enables students, community members, and the news media to compare recent weather indicators with those extending back to 1949. Upgrades to the Pierce College Weather Station will enhance its data collection and reporting usefulness to multiple audiences, including the National Weather Service, local, national, and international weather reporters and researchers, Pierce College Meteorology and Geography students, and K-12 science students, not to mention the general community in the college’s service area.