Intel Commits $200 Million for Math and Science Education
WASHINGTON, D.C. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2010 - As students return to school this week, Intel Corporation - in conjunction with President Obama's "Educate to Innovate" Campaign - has announced a 10-year, $200 million commitment to advance education in math and science. The announcement is part of the Obama Administration's most recent effort to stress the importance of science and math education in schools throughout the country.
"Intel has worked for decades to improve science and math education, so the president's initiative is exciting and timely," said Shelly Esque, vice president, Legal and Corporate Affairs director, Corporate Affairs Group. "At Intel, we feel strongly that the real magic to help young minds compete in an innovative society comes from the teachers."
As part of its $200 million commitment, Intel will provide training to more than 100,000 U.S. math and science teachers over the next 3 years, including an intensive 80-hour professional development math course for elementary school teachers and new Web-based instruction and collaboration tools including targeted professional development for science teachers of all grades.
Currently, this teacher training is available in just four states. The content and materials will now be available to school districts in all 50 states at no cost. Intel will continue to maintain its support for the Intel Science Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which reach 600,000 American students per year.
For more information about Intel® Education and Intel's science competitions, please visit Web site at www.intel.com/education/index.htm. To join Intel's community for people who care about education, go to www.inspiredbyeducation.com.
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
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