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2000 annual report

The Challenge Facing Us

Letter from President and CEO

Message from VP and Director

Youth Programs

Higher Education

Teacher Programs

Government Cooperation

Community Programs

Summary of 2000 Contributions

grants and donations
Intel in Education

Top: Filipino winner of the Intel ISEF held in Detroit, Michigan. Bottom: The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network Youth Programs

Intel Computer Clubhouse Network
Intel sponsors a wide range of education enrichment programs for K-12 and university-level students throughout the world. The goal of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is to introduce young students to the excitement of technology, pair them with mentors, show them how their ideas and passions can be complemented by technology, and encourage them to pursue technology, math, and science in college.

In partnership with the Museum of Science, Boston and the MIT Media Lab, Intel is supporting the establishment of 100 Intel Computer Clubhouses in underserved communities worldwide. Over five years, the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network will touch the lives of more than 50,000 young people.

In 2000, fifteen Clubhouses opened the doors to youth, ages 8-18, working with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence. They created computer-generated art, music, and video; developed scientific simulations; designed their own animations; built kinetic sculptures and robots; developed their own Web pages; and programmed their own computer games. In the Clubhouses, youth develop technical fluency and become designers and creators of technology. Members get experience working on high-end professional software and are encouraged to apply their skills in real world employment settings. For more information visit:

The goal of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is to introduce young students to the excitement of technology.

The goal of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is to introduce young students to the excitement of technology

Intel Science Competitions
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world's largest pre-college science competition for students in grades 9 through 12. In 2000, our fourth year as title sponsor, Intel ISEF brought together 1,200 of the best young scientists from 40 countries to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge science projects, and compete for more than U.S. $2 million in awards and scholarships. In its 51st year, the Intel ISEF is the only international science fair that includes all life sciences for high school students. For more information, please visit

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the United States' oldest and most prestigious science competition for U.S. high school seniorsoften considered the junior Nobel Prize. In 2000, Intel increased the awards and scholarships to $1.25 million, including a top prize of a $100,000 college scholarship and $1,000 to each of the semifinalists and the schools they attend. Alumni of the STS have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, Fields Medals, MacArthur Foundation fellowships, and National Medal of Science awards. In March 2000, 17-year-old Viviana Risca won the top scholarship for a molecular computing project called "DNA-based Steganography." For more information, please visit

Filipino winners during the Intel ISEFaward ceremonies held in Detroit, MI
Filipino winners during the Intel ISEF award ceremonies held in Detroit, MI.

Some of the top winners in the 2000 Intel Science Talent Search
Some of the top winners in the 2000 Intel Science Talent Search.

Intel Site Programs
All major Intel sites worldwide sponsor K-12 educational programs in their own regions. Here are some highlights from 2000:

Volunteer Matching Grant Program
Intel's Volunteer Matching Grant program supports schools in communities in the United States where Intel resides. When Intel employees volunteer time to local schools, Intel provides matching cash grants to those schools proportional to Intel employees' time investment. In 2000, Intel donated more than half a million dollars in matching dollars for our employees' volunteer efforts. We launched the "Twice as Nice" program, which doubled the Intel matching grant for Intel employees' time spent volunteering.

Equipment Donations
Through donations of equipment, Intel promotes the use of technology as an educational tool in math, science, and technology education. With all our equipment donations, we provide professional development for teachers to ensure that technology is used to its maximum effect and successfully integrated into the curriculum.

The Intel Invention of the Future
The Intel Invention of the Future essay contest, held at several Intel U.S. site communities, allowed middle school students to submit 250-word essays describing an original invention. Entries were judged on creativity, clear presentation, feasibility, and originality. Last year, over 2,000 students in more than 350 schools participated, with winners taking home laptop computers and cash prizes. Award winners presented their inventions at the 2001 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) conference.

The goal of the Intel Site Programs is to sponsor K-12 educational programs worldwide

The goal of the Intel Site Programs is to sponsor K-12 educational programs worldwide.

In Israel, Intel worked with the Ministry of Education to develop a National program called "Industry builds a Future," designed to inspire children to excel and learn about industry, the world around them, and work values. The Creative Thinking program helped develop creative thinking and motivation among 1,500 junior high school students from five participating schools.

In Arizona, Intel volunteers staffed the Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair, which attracted more than 400 science projects from Chandler, Arizona, students in grades 4 through 12. Intel Innovator awards were presented to students whose projects demonstrated exceptional "out-of-the-box" thinking.

In Oregon, Intel sponsored the 4-H Web Wizards Program, designed to help Latino youth succeed in school by learning basic computer skills and Web page design. Members of the Intel Latino Network mentored local high school and middle school students. Intel contributed $115,000 to provide needed computer equipment and support program expansion throughout the community.

Students rebuilt computers as part of the StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology) program.

Students rebuilt computers as part of the StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology) program

In Texas, Intel supported education activities in the Austin Independent School District with the purchase of hands-on electronic kits for middle school students; provided funding to the Science Academy High School for the Engineering Graphics Design classroom; and supported the local StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology) program. StRUT enables students to learn valuable computer refurbishing skills on used computers provided by businesses. The StRUT program then provides local schools with quality refurbished computers for use in the classroom. Intel also sponsored Sciencefest 2000, the Austin Regional Science Fair, and provided seven judges for the event.

In Washington, Intel sponsored the Evergreen Center for Educational Improvement's program "Math and Science Specialists: Tapping into the Potential of Our Communities." Through this program, individuals with a background in math and science (educational assistants, community members, interested parents, and retired professionals) participate in a 50-hour summer course designed to increase their skills and knowledge for delivering an effective math and science curriculum. These "specialists" work in classrooms across twelve local school districts, for a cumulative total of 7,000 hours. The assistance from these "specialists" provided an opportunity for more instructor/student interaction.

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