Dec 09, 2008

Seagate Awards $20,000 In Grants To Local Science Teachers

Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) has awarded more than $20,000 in grants to 12 science teachers in the St. Vrain (SVSD) and Boulder Valley School Districts (BVSD).

The grants were awarded for programs or projects that bring science to life in the classroom through hands-on applications of scientific principles. Elementary, middle- and high-school science teachers were eligible to apply for the grants.

SVSD teachers receiving grants include: Amanda McKenzie, Black Rock Elementary in Erie, for her project, “Scope on a Rope,” Scott Brungardt, Erie Middle School, for his project, “Forming the Future with Fuel Cell Technology,” Helen Douglass, Centennial Elementary in Firestone, for her project, “Centennial MESA Physics,” Mark Cheesbrough, Frederick High School, for his project, “Performance and Participation Using Computer Lab Monitoring Software,” Will Pratt, Longmont High School, for his project, “Astronomy Curriculum Expansion,” and Robyn Sloan, Altona Middle School, in Longmont, for her project, “Magnify This!”

Grants totaling more than $10,800 were awarded to six BVSD science teachers, including: Alberto Gaspar Jimenez, of Escuela Bilingue Pioneer School in Lafayette, for his project, “Larger than Life Science!” Adam DiGiacomo, Peak to Peak School, also in Lafayette, for his project, “The Importance of Science Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom,” William Leary, Casey Middle School, in Boulder, for his project, “Document Camera,” John Donald, Southern Hills Middle School, in Boulder, for his project, “Technology: Applied Tech, Desktop Multimedia,” Michael Peter Teasdale, Summit Middle School, in Boulder, for his project, “Science through Robotics,” and Lili Adeli, Boulder Preparatory High School, for her project, “Bringing Technology to Science.”

“Our intent with this program is to offer additional resources to the talented and enthusiastic teachers in our community who educate and inspire young people to embrace science in and out of the classroom,” said Andy Davis, Seagate senior vice president of Product Development. “Sometimes it only takes one influential and creative teacher to spark a student’s enthusiasm in a topic he or she might not have taken an interest in before.”

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