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We strive to improve science, math, engineering and technology education, and to improve education through the effective use of technology in the classroom.

K-12 Education
Intel believes in the value of education and implements a wide variety of education programs that promote science, math, engineering, and technology in the schools in Arizona. These programs assist in developing the workforce of the future and promoting educational opportunities among females and minorities.

Volunteer Matching Grants Program
Through the Volunteering Matching Grants Program (VMGP), Intel Corporation encourages its employees to volunteer in local K-12 schools by matching volunteer hours with cash grants. Any K-12 school is eligible if it is tax-exempt and does not engage in discriminatory practices. Nonprofit and private schools must be accredited and have tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) or 509(a) of the Federal Tax Code.

The program is very simple. Your school will receive a cash grant of $200 for every 20 hours of volunteer time accumulated by Intel employees. Hours may be accumulated at school or away from school for a variety of activities, i.e., classroom presentations, grading student papers, chaperoning a field trip, chairing a parent club organization, maintenance projects and much more. Volunteer activities that do not qualify include coaching athletic teams, attending parent club meetings or parent-teacher conferences, providing religious instruction, or volunteer work performed by an employee�s spouse or other family members.

During the 2000-01 school year, 2,451 volunteers donated more than 26,000 hours to benefit students in 249 schools throughout the Greater Phoenix area. Of the 249 schools, 174 received cash grants. The 2001 VMGP total for Arizona was $248,800.

To request volunteer support for a school-related activity or project, please send the following information to

  • School Name
  • School Address
  • Contact Name
  • Phone Number/Fax Number
  • E-mail address (if applicable)
  • Date(s) of activity
  • Time(s) of activity
  • Description of Volunteer Activity or Project
  • # volunteers

Your request will be posted on our internal volunteer website. We are not able to guarantee if or how many employees will volunteer, but will keep your request posted up to the activity or project start date.

For further information about Intel's Volunteer Matching Grants Program, please contact at (480) 554-2075.

Strategic Business/Education Alliances
Unique alliances, known as Management Review Committees, exist between Intel and the Chandler Unified, Tempe Union, and Kyrene School Districts. High-level school district personnel and Intel managers meet on a monthly basis to review the progress and guide the myriad of K-12 programs that exist in each school district that are either funded or supported by Intel.

Engineering/Technology (E/T) Program
Intel has collaborated with one Phoenix area, five East Valley, and five Pinal County high schools to implement a high tech curriculum designed to prepare students to enter a rewarding career as either a two-year degreed technician or a four-year degreed engineer.

Corporate Sponsored Programs
The Intel Innovation in Education initiative is a global, multimillion dollar effort to help realize the possibilities of science and technology in education. Intel develops and supports education programs that help meet the needs of students and communities worldwide through improving science, math, engineering and technology education; improving education through the effective use of technology in classrooms; and broadening access to technology and technical careers. Several of these programs have been implemented in Arizona.

    Intel Computer Clubhouse
    The Intel Computer Clubhouse is a successful and replicable model that uses technology creatively to enable under-served youth to acquire the tools, problem solving skills, and confidence necessary for successful lives. More information.

    Intel Arizona is the host of three Intel Computer Clubhouses located in three locations of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley: The Boys abd Girls Clubs of the East Valley, Compadre Branch in Chandler, Arizona; the Thunderbirds Branch in Guadalupe, Arizona; and the Sacaton Branch located on the Gila River Indian Community. The Intel Computer Clubhouse Sacaton is the first Intel Computer Clubhouse located on a Native America rservation in the United States.

    The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network will comprise 100 Computer Clubhouses in underserved communities around the world. These �invention workshops� provide youth with technology access as well as an environment to explore and grow within a rich community of technology learners and users. It is expected that the Network will reach more than 50,000 young men and women in the next five years.

    Intel� Teach to the Future
    The Intel� Teach to the Future program is a worldwide effort that is designed to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms to enhance student learning. Since its launch in 2000, the program has now trained more than 300,000 teachers around the world. More information.

    Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
    The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world's largest pre-college science competition that provides an opportunity for the world's best young scientists to come together to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge science projects, and compete for over U.S. 3 million dollars in awards and scholarships. More information.

    More than 1,000 4th-12th grade students from the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) competed in the HISEF in 2001. Awards were handed out to more than 150 students for their projects and mousetrap cars and the winners in the 5th-12th grades moved on to compete in the Central Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (CARSEF). Winners from CARSEF can then compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

    Intel Science Talent Search
    The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the United States' oldest and most prestigious science competition for U.S. high school seniors-often considered the junior Nobel Prize. More information.

    Journey Inside
    The Journey InsideSM is an interactive, media-rich Web site that answers important questions about computers and the Internet through activities that help explain how technology works and impacts our society. Recommended for 5th - 9th grade math, science and technology classes. Parts of it are suitable for even younger or older students (as well as the learner in us all). More information.

    Discover how teachers around the world use technology to support student learning. An Innovation Odyssey Web site features an exciting new story every school day. More information.

The Intel Foundation also provides resources for the local implementation of a variety of educational programs, such as National Engineers and Technicians Week, where hundreds of employees visited classrooms to encourage students to pursue careers in math and science.

Arizona Site Sponsored Programs
Local resources support a variety of educational programs and activities.
  • The Kyrene and Chandler School District Science Academies.
  • PC Pal e-mail Mentoring Program.
  • ASU College of Engineering Women in science and Engineering Program.
  • The Annual Explorathon, an event for middle school females interested in careers in math, science and engineering.
  • MathCounts regional competition.
  • Gila River Indian Community Summer Academy which includes job shadowing experiences.
  • Arizona Science Center which provides math, science and technology curriculum and resources to local schools.
  • Technology for Schools which provides PCs, computer labs and electronic equipment to strategic schools.
  • The AZ StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology) Program that enables students to learn valuable computer repair skills on used computers provided by businesses. This in turn provides schools with quality refurbished computers for use in the classroom.
Higher Education
To keep pace with the worldwide demand for semiconductors, Intel works with area high schools and community colleges through the Workforce Development Program. Several Arizona high schools have implemented the Engineering Technician program to prepare students for a Semiconductor Manufacturing Technician curriculum at local community colleges.

Intel supports programs in the colleges through development of course materials, donation of laboratory equipment and PCs, faculty training sessions and summer programs, student summer employment at Intel, and scholarships. By combining a specially developed curriculum with faculty and student development, Intel and the community colleges have formed a cohesive relationship between technology, placement, and staffing.

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