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Our goals are to improve science and math education in K-12, enable teachers to effectively use technology in the classroom to improve student learning, broaden access to technology, and encourage women and minorities to enter technical careers.

Intel Washington strongly supports K-12 education in Pierce and Thurston Counties through funding for programs that advance science, math, engineering, and technology education, particularly for women and under-represented populations; equipment grants to targeted schools, selected by Intel, through our Technology for Schools Program; and volunteer efforts under the Intel Volunteer Matching Grants Program.

    Volunteer Matching Grants Program (VMGP)
    Intel provides a strong incentive for schools and employee volunteers to work together through an innovative K-12 Volunteer Matching Grant Program. In this program, Intel contributes $10 an hour to participating schools after the first 20 hours of employee volunteer time.

    Intel awarded more than $28,000 to 60 schools in Washington under VMGP. Recipient schools ranged from Redmond to Vancouver, with most located in Pierce and Thurston counties.

    Other Grants
    Cash grants are given to programs that advance science, math, engineering, and technology education. Recipients of recent cash grants made in Washington include:

    • Evergreen State College Center for Education Improvement to train and hire classroom assistants in math and science in 12 South Sound school districts
    • Yelm Community Schools to support interactive math/science workshops for teachers, students, parents and members of the community
    • MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) for the expansion of its programs in Pierce and Thurston County schools
    • Junior Achievement for the implementation of the Go Figure! program
    • Pacific Lutheran University to support the South Sound Regional Science Fair

    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.

    The first Intel Computer Clubhouse in Washington opened in early 2001 in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood. The clubhouse is operated by Tacoma Urban League, Inc.,* in collaboration with The Evergreen State College-Tacoma.* Hours of operation are 3:00 - 7:30pm M-F. Please call (253) 627-3175 for more information.

    Technology for Schools
    Intel makes donations of equipment to public K-12 schools through it's Technology for Schools grant program. As with our other programs, these equipment grants promote the use of technology as a learning tool in math and science education. Past recipients include Stadium High School in Tacoma and the new Chloe Clark Elementary School in the Steilacoom Historical School District.

    Professional Development
    Intel(R) Teach to the Future is a professional development program designed to help classroom teachers effectively use computer technology to improve student learning. The program is presented with support from Microsoft. The Learning Space**, a non-profit, teacher-based organization, will recruit and manage training for 100 master teachers from public and private schools in Washington. Each master teacher will train at least 20 classroom teachers per year. Our goal is to provide free training to 4,000 classroom teachers statewide over the next two years.

    Scholarship Program
    The Intel Washington scholarship program was created to recognize local public high school students who have demonstrated a record of scholastic achievement, a commitment to others through community service, and a desire to pursue a college degree in electrical engineering, computer science or a related engineering field. Two scholarships of $5,000 are awarded annually and each scholarship recipient is offered a paid internship at Intel Washington for the summer following high school graduation.

    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.

    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.

Matching Gifts to Education
Intel Foundation will match qualified employee contributions to any accredited school in the United States that is either a four-year college or university; technical or community college; K-12 school (elementary or secondary); school or university foundation (must have 501c(3) status.) Both publicly funded and private nonprofit independent schools are eligible.

Higher Education
Higher education receives a significant portion of Intel's contributions. Our goals are to promote breakthroughs in technology, to further technology research and development, and to interact with the best and brightest students and faculty around the world. Intel has a tradition of supporting focused research in technology through grants to a targeted group of universities, including the University of Washington.

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