Fourier Kicks Off Grant Program, Helps Provide Technology To Science Classrooms

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Fourier Systems has announced it's launching the Computing Science Exploration Grant Program at NECC in San Antonio this week. Intended to help teachers acquire the technology necessary to provide successful, science-based classroom instruction, the program will provide a matching grant to a single recipient, and vouchers to three runners up.

For the program, teachers will submit an application that outlines why they would benefit from the technology and how they would implement it in their classroom. The overall winner will receive matching funds of up to $7,500 toward the purchase of Nova500S computers, as well as a $500 voucher for Fourier Systems probeware. Three runners up will also receive the $500 vouchers.

"Students are dealing with a situation unlike any before - a global environment, where after graduation they are competing not only with students in their own nation, but with their peers worldwide," said Dovi Bruker, CEO of Fourier Systems, in a prepared statement. "We want to empower students to increase their math, science and technology skills, allowing them to create new technology, develop innovative ideas and thrive in a global marketplace.  We hope this grant will be a starting place for inspiring many students."

Submissions for the grant will be open June 30, and close at 11:59 p.m., January 1, 2009. Applications will be judged on four criteria: content, originality, creativity, and adherence to the set parameters of the contest. The applicants with the highest scores will receive the awards.

Further information about the grants can be found here. Online applications can be found here.

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