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Intel Partners with President Obama and Commits $200 Million for Math and Science Education

I received this email from Intel yesterday and thought many of you would be interested:

Today, as part of President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” Campaign, Intel joined with the President to honor America’s best math and science teachers and committed $200 million to help improve math and science achievement in the US. As part of this commitment, Intel will provide math and science training to more than 100,000 U.S. teachers over the next 3 years.

At Intel, it is commonly said that computers aren’t magic, teachers are. And that’s why Intel continues to provide teachers with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to help their students excel in math and science and succeed in an innovation-driven society.

Today’s commitment includes:

  1. The expansion of Intel Math – an intensive 80-hour professional development math course for elementary school teachers – to school districts in all 50 states at no cost.
  2. New Web-based instruction and collaboration tools for science teachers of all grades as part of the Intel Teach program.

Intel is also continuing its investment in the Intel Science Talent Search and the Intel International Engineering Fair, which inspire more than 600,000 American students each year to pursue math and science research. In fact, next Wednesday, 300 high school seniors will be honored as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. The 40 finalists, who will be announced on January 27, will compete for the top prize of $100,000 in Washington, D.C. from March 11-16.

See Intel's press release for more information.

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