Oct 01, 2008

Seagate Offers Science Teacher Grants; Application Deadline October 31

Seagate is offering K-12 science teachers in the St. Vrain Valley and Boulder Valley school districts grants for hands-on science programs taught from January to June 2009. The Seagate Technology – Science Teacher Grant program is designed to support teachers’ efforts to bring science to life in the classroom or in after-school programs through hands-on applications of scientific principles. The deadline to apply is October 31.

The annual grants are awarded to K-12 teachers in the following areas: biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, astronomy and space travel, meteorology and oceanography. Preference will be given to programs that offer volunteer opportunities for Seagate employees and potential applications for the company’s hard drives.

“We want to offer additional resources to the talented and enthusiastic teachers of our community who educate and inspire young people to embrace science in and out of the classroom,” said Andy Davis, Seagate vice president of Design Engineering. “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.”

The Seagate Technology – Science Teacher Grant program will be awarded to programs or projects that present an original and innovative teaching approach that addresses student need. Programs must also have a measurable approach and clearly defined process to evaluate success in at least one of the following areas: student understanding of scientific principles; academic achievement; and achievement of motivational goals (increased participation in extra-credit classroom exercises, science fairs and other extracurricular science programs/activities). The project must also tie into existing curriculum for the school, include a realistic timeline for accomplishing the project within the school year, and have an appropriate budget.

Application deadline is October 31 at 5 p.m. Recipients will be notified by November 14, and funds will be issued December 1 – 12. Applications were distributed through the St. Vrain Valley and Boulder Valley District Offices. For more information, contact Moselle Bernal at 720-684-2661 or e-mail: moselle. bernal@seagate.com. For more information on Seagate’s matching grants and corporate giving guidelines, visit the company’s Community Involvement Web page at: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/about/global_citizenship/community/

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