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TSC Board members speak before County Committee

26 January 2009

Representatives from the Tesla Science Center spoke before the Suffolk County Environment, Planning and Agriculture Committee in support of a resolution introduced by legislator Daniel Losquadro. IR 2238-08, as it is officially called, would allow the county legislature to begin planning steps for the acquisition of the site of Nikola Tesla's last remaining laboratory. TSC Secretary Chris Wesselborg emphasized the historical significance of the building and that it is an integral part of Long Island's rich science and technology history. TSC Board member Rich Gearns underscored the educational opportunities of a regional science museum in the vicinity of premier science institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University.

IR 2238-08 passed before the committee. In a press release, Daniel Losquadro expressed the expectation that, with the county taking the proper planning steps to purchase the property, the opportunity for partnerships would expand. He continued, "I am very excited about this opportunity to partner with the Tesla Science Center as well as exploring private partnerships that want to preserve scientist Nikola Tesla's groundbreaking achievements into wireless technology and energy."