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2012 Events
Education is perhaps the greatest gift one can receive. It is widely believed that ‘knowledge is power’. Countries from across Asia Pacific are modernizing their education systems to realize the opportunities, creativity and spirit of tomorrow’s workforce.

Intel has been a long-standing facilitator of quality education in the region and 2012 was no exception. To help countries realize the benefits of a modern-focused education, particularly in technology and innovation, Intel facilitated a number of programs, working in collaboration with policy makers, educators and NGOs to prepare today’s students for the workplace of tomorrow…

The Intel Higher Education effort has been focused on developing education and training programs that can deliver tangible, positive outcomes; ultimately enhancing the technical know-how for tertiary students around the region. Central to this is our ongoing relationships with local governments, policy makers, NGOs and education leaders to explore the common goal of advancing the technical capabilities for countries in APAC to participate in the global economy...

As traditional trade, language and country barriers fall across the global economy, strong participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is seen as a vital step towards sustainable growth in both social and economic terms.

Staying true to our belief in the promise and potential of our youth, Intel is committed to advancing a solid focus on STEM across the region’s education systems. To achieve this, in 2012 we worked collaboratively with many partners, including the Korean Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity to host the Asia Science Educator Academy 2012 (ASEA 2012) event in Seoul…

The Intel Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) has been commended by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for its success in collaboratively empowering the next generation of engineers with the skills to propel Vietnam to the global stage.

Intel continues to invest in teachers because we firmly believe solving tomorrow’s challenges begins in today’s classrooms. The Intel® Teach program can inspire the critical thinking and problem-solving skills imperative to our future.

Other efforts to improve the education across the region include a series of education transformation workshops across Asia Pacific countries. Through these summits, we are able to fuel the discussion among key decision makers in governments and NGO’s to help countries increase student competitiveness, build job skills and competencies, support economic development and provide social cohesion.

We wholeheartedly believe in the powerful impact of knowledge and its application within our community. Productivity is front of mind for governments, communities and businesses around the world. However, the challenge is how can we continue to develop, socially and economically, in a more efficient, sustainable and equitable manner?

We believe that innovation is the answer. As a result, promoting and nurturing that spirit of inquiry among students is the primary goal of the Intel® Future Scientist Program.

As the sponsors of tomorrow, Intel is directly involved in transforming education through programs encouraging critical thinking, digital literacy and collaboration.

This year at the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a number of budding science enthusiasts from the Asia Pacific region joined over 1,500 of the world’s brightest young minds to share great ideas and showcase their innovations.

Continuing the momentum of Intel’s She Will program, Intel Corporate and Ashoka Changemakers are partnering to launch the She Will Innovate: Technology Solutions Enriching the Lives of Girls competition.

Winners will be recognized with more than $30,000 in cash and in-kind prizes awarded to the best and most innovative solutions that equip girls and women with new digital technologies.

2011 Events
Intel Pakistan and the Roots School System (RSS) completed the development of a unique and innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum that is designed for students from Grade 1 to Grade 7 to help promote digital literacy, critical thinking, collaboration and team work.
Anjan Ghosh, Regional Director, Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific

In 2011 we made significant strides in transforming education and building 21st century skills across the Asia Pacific region. We have engaged and catalyzed governments on education transformation and policy; expanded our education initiatives with new partnerships, programs and tools; celebrated the impact these initiatives have on students and the accomplishments of teachers ; and marked some momentous milestones along the way.

To thrive in the global knowledge economy and succeed in the workplace of tomorrow, children require an education focused on building 21st century skills. Education drives future economic growth and gives countries a competitive edge. But more powerful than that is the transformative effect it can have – to change the lives of individuals, underpin our communities and enrich the lives of every person on earth.

Shelly Esque, VP, Director Corporate Affairs Group, Intel Corp.

I recently travelled to Seoul, Korea, where I was honored to share my thoughts with the dedicated and inspired educators and policy makers at the Asia Science Educator Academy 2011 (ASEA) .

The event provided the perfect opportunity to launch the Intel Future Scientist Program , a two-day interactive workshop designed to help teachers understand how to create inquiry based lesson plans in science and to encourage innovation and creativity in their students by helping them to think like a scientist.

Intel’s work in fostering scientific talent around the region is evident in the increase in the number and quality of entrants from across Asia Pacific at Intel ISEF 2011. The performance of the 95 regional representatives was truly outstanding, marking one of the strongest showings the Asia Pacific has ever had at the event.

I am pleased to see so many exciting things happening in the Asia Pacific region, and so many students excited about science. I am looking forward to seeing their next success as we work together to encourage literacy in science and math and I anticipate hearing more success stories from Asia Pacific throughout 2012.

The Rajasthan state government in India is using the Intel® Teach program to transform their schools to deliver a 21st century education to their students. See how the community benefits from the change in pedagogy.
Students across Asia-Pacific are preparing to board planes to Los Angeles to compete for their countries and the region at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).
For the last 14 years, Intel Malaysia employees have volunteered their time to give back to the community and help support underprivileged students with its Back2School program.
Intel Malaysia is helping to nurture the scientists, engineers and technologists of tomorrow by encouraging students to take an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), through the inaugural Get SETT program that was launched in March.
In March 2011, Intel Taiwan hosted a workshop with the Taiwan Ministry of Education on parallel computing as part of its commitment to accelerate the countries competitiveness as a leading centre of innovation for the global IT industry. The event is an example of the partnerships with Taiwan’s government, industry and education system which were first announced last year by Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini, and part of Intel’s mission to promote technology innovation and research at universities around the world.
In keeping with Intel’s assertion that innovation is the driver of future economic competitiveness, Intel Taiwan has established the Intel-NTU Research Center in partnership with the National Science Council and the National Taiwan University.
2010 Events
In August of 2009, Intel partnered with the Karnataka India Ministry for Higher Education to create a contest designed to provide engineering and MBA students with an opportunity to develop and showcase innovative design talent in India. The contest invited universities and engineering institutes across the region to develop innovative product concepts that explore the endless possibilities of embedded applications based on Embedded Intel® Architecture.
Intel and the India North East Council (NEC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to achieve educational excellence in North Eastern Region (NER) through a systematic transformation program that includes multiple elements of Intel’s Education Initiative, including the Intel® Teach Program. The program extends Intel’s more than 10 years working with governments in India on education transformation and will add to the more than 15,000 teachers that have been trained in the region.
The Intel Vietnam Engineering Scholarship, founded in 2008, is an annual program committed to providing students from Vietnam’s universities with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century workplace.
Intel has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) to extend the Intel® Teach programme in Thailand. The program seeks to enhance the teaching skills of Thai teachers in IT and has been underway for the last seven years, successfully training a generation of local educators.
Intel Taiwan has been recognised as a model corporate citizen in Taiwan, receiving Global Views magazine ’s prestigious ' CSR Role Model Award ' for the country’s Intel® Teach Program.
Three selected Sri Lankan students joined the world’s brightest science stars in San Jose, California, for the prestigious 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), in May 2010. This year’s Intel ISEF brought together over 1,600 young scientists and engineers from 59 countries, to showcase their cutting-edge science and engineering.
On July 16 the College of Education of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (CED MSU-IIT), was recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as a ‘Center of Excellence for Teacher Education’. The Philippine University is a long-time implementing partner of Intel under the Intel® Teach Program since 2002.
With Intel’s support, Marilog Elementary School in the Southern Philippines launched its first solar-powered PC laboratory in July 2010. The laboratory is the result of a partnership between Intel, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Philippine Department of Energy, the Philippine Department of Education, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and SunPower Foundation.
Skills taught under the Intel® Teach Program have provided two teachers with the right skills to help students become proactive social innovators, promoting community collaboration.
The Intel® Education Initiative has been working in Pakistan since 2002 to help build competencies such as technology literacy, digital fluency, critical thinking and communication in teachers and students. It has now teamed up with renowned NGO, The Institute of Islamic Studies and Research foundation (IISAR), to help prepare its teachers and students for a bright future.
In February 2010, Intel signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education to train school, college and university teachers on the Intel® Teach Program. Intel® Teach, part of the Intel® Education Initiative, helps K–12 teachers around the world understand how, when, and where to bring technology tools and resources into their classrooms.
Under the Intel® Education Initiative, Intel and the Punjab School Education Department have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the integration of ICT in the education system throughout the province. The purpose is to use the Intel® Teach Program to train teachers on ICT and educate them on modern teaching methodologies which will enhance students’ 21st century skills.
Intel has launched an interactive, step-by-step tutorial 'Education Help Guide' to assist students in making the best use of IT to unlock their real potential. Intel hopes that by developing computer literacy they can help students on their journey towards being the next generation of innovators.
Intel has joined with the Indonesian Ministry of National Education to accelerate the Intel® Teach Program, which provides the skills and tools teachers need to integrate technology into classroom curricula.
Each year Intel ISEF gathers the world’s most creative, intelligent and resourceful high school students to boost interest in science and technology and foster today’s talent for tomorrow’s innovation.
Under a memorandum of understanding the US Department of State, Relief International and Intel are working together to train schools and madrassas in Bangladesh affiliated with the Global Connections and Exchange (GCE) network.
2009 Events
In June and July 2009, Intel launched the Inspiring Young Innovators (IYI) program at selected schools in Bangalore, India. The program is being piloted by selected schools in Bangalore during the 2009-2010 academic year, with support and guidance from the Intel® Teach Program. Its key objective is to foster the scientific and technological spirit which will inspire and empower students to move towards greater innovation and creativity.
The grand winners of the Intel National Science Olympiad 2009, held earlier this year in Islamabad, represented Pakistan at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The representatives were Malik Usama from Pak Turk International School and College, Khairpur, who was an individual finalist with his project ‘Waste water sewage treatment’, and group finalists Mohammad Naeem Khan and Syed Zaki Hussain from Sir Syed Science College, Rawalpindi, with their project ‘Hovercraft’.
Teacher Educators successfully complete Intel® Teach pre-service training program at the NCoE in Siyane, Uyana.
On 21 April 2009, Intel - in collaboration with the Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) of the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka - launched the latest phase of the Intel Education initiative in Ratnapura district, situated in the country’s south.
On 18 April 2009, the U.S Embassy of Vietnam presented Intel with a Certificate of Appreciation for its Intel Teach and Intel Higher Education initiatives across the country.
In March 2009, Intel announced that over 1,000 universities in 72 countries worldwide had joined the Intel® Academic Community. The community delivers parallel programming and visual computing curricula to universities. As most new processors shipped are multi-core, software development is shifting from serial to parallel programming.
Today, over 40,000 teachers in Thailand have benefited from the Intel® Teach Program, which provides teachers with a better understanding of how, when and where to integrate technology into the curricula in order to promote problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among its students.
The annual Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF), which showcases the country’s most innovative science and research talent, was held on 20 January 2009 at the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL). The SLSEF is aimed at being a catalyst for inventive thinking, uplifting local education and motivating youthful innovators.
In February 2009, following the Sri Lankan government’s recent announcement that 2009 will be the year of English and Information Technology (IT) adoption, the Hon. Susil Premajayantha - Minister of Education - presented 425 Intel-powered Classmate PCs (CMPCs) to 19 schools across the island of Isurupaya.
2008 Events
Preparing technology-proficient teachers to meet the needs of the 21st century is a critical challenge facing teacher training programs. The University of Education campuses in Pakistan require at least one educational computing course as a core component of their teacher preparation programs. The goal of such courses includes individual development of both confidence and competency in the use of information technology in various learning environments.
In the last week of July 2008, a five day training session was organized by the Teacher Training Department of the Diocese of Raiwind Education System (DRES) in collaboration with the Intel® Education Initiative. The program aimed to equip participants with 21st century skills for the classroom. Sixteen participants took part in the course - 14 from St Peter’s High School and two from Dar-ul-Mussarat, a school for children with special needs.
2008 proved to be a great success for budding Pakistani scientists and engineers competing in international competitions. The Intel International Science & Engineering Fair 2008, the world's largest pre-college science fair was held from May 11-16 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pakistan sent four students who presented three projects. The Pakistani team project by Zahra Suleman Tejani, Sara Moiz Ali and Arif Pyarali of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi were awarded a cash award of US$1,000 by the American Intellectual Property Law Association for their project.
On October 20 to 22, the fifth Intel Asia Academic Forum (AAF) was successfully held in Taipei, Taiwan. Over 150 delegates from eight countries participated in the Forum, including 90 faculties and 20 speakers from Intel.
On 10 October, Intel Sri Lanka - in collaboration with the Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) of The Ministry of Education - donated Classmate PCs and a Wi-Fi zone to Dharmaraja College Kandy in Sri Lanka.
In May, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) took place in Atlanta, with 23 Chinese students having participated in the competition. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition, aimed at expanding knowledge and enthusiasm for science, mathematics, and engineering. 15 Chinese students were awarded in 14 category prizes. A number of winners were also awarded by having asteroids named in their honour - amongst them were three Chinese students: Fang Xing, Qiu Jun and Bai Xuefei.
In June, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett met with Sichuan provincial government officials to launch the “iWorld” project, which aims to rebuild and restore areas devastated by the recent Sichuan earthquake. The project places heavy emphasis on getting students back into school by establishing 200 state-of-the-art “e-classrooms” and extending Intel education programs to schools across eight severely-affected counties in the province.
Intel and the Ministry of Education (MoE) in China recently organized vocational seminars for the electrical industry. More than 130 duty deans from the electronics and IT departments of more than 50 vocational schools all over China converged in Beijing to take part, marking the first-ever Intel/MOE co-developed Fabrication and Assembly & Test Manufacturing Faculty Training Program.
In August, the Intel Science Olympiad Awards Ceremony was held to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the students who had represented Pakistan in international competitions and fairs. The ten students recognized had all participated in this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science competition. They had also participated in the second International Environmental Project Olympiad (INEPO-Eurasia) in Azerbaijan, the Dreamline International Design Olympiad in Turkey and the Korea International Women Invention Exposition.
In July, Intel, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, launched Sri Lanka’s first Classmate PC Lab at the Sri Rahula Balika Maha Vidyalaya in Malambe as part of Intel’s World Ahead Program. The lab was launched following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed between the Education Ministry and Intel, which aims to enhance teaching and learning processes through the use of state-of-the-art technology.
In August, Intel Products Vietnam and Arizona State University (ASU) held a Microelectronics Packaging curriculum workshop in Ho Chi Minh City. The objective of the workshop was to introduce and accelerate the advancement of the Package Technology curriculum in Vietnam universities through providing an overview of the Package Technology curriculum model from ASU.
Three Sri Lankan students, the winners of the Sri Lanka Science & Engineering Fair 2007, attended the Intel Science & Engineering Fair 2008 in Atlanta for the first time. Meanwhile, a group led by Mr. Anura Dissanayake, Director, Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) of Ministry of Education, attended the Intel ISEF Educator Academy 2008 to share educators’ experience on science fair organization and the proven ways to engage students in the study of science and math. Both students and officials from Sri Lanka benefit from this experience by interacting with other participants, and the officials strengthen their confidence and resolution to improve local competitions.
Three winners of Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair 2007 received a certificate and a monetary gift from the Honorable Minister of Education in Battaramulla on May 8, 2008. Later, they will attend Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.
BANGKOK, Thailand, 6 May, 2008 – Intel is expanding its Intel® Teach program in Thailand to higher education this year. Three leading Rajabhat universities will run the Intel® Teach Essentials Course for pre-service (before becoming qualified) teachers. The program aims to train 400 Education Faculty students by the end of this year.
The Intel® Teach Getting Started (GS) Program was, the 1st time in Vietnam, piloted for 60 teachers teaching in 2 schools (Nguyen Dinh Chieu & Tuong Lai schools – Danang City) for underprivileged students, i.e. those with hearing, visual and speaking disabilities. The Program was very highly appreciated by the schools, teachers and Danang city authority. “The Program helps teachers increase the productivity by using the technology and the new methodology used in classroom also helps motivate underprivileged students to look actively for new knowledge and engage in active learning,” commented the Principal of Tuong Lai School.
On 6 March, 2008, Intel Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City DOET held the workshop on the preparation for Vietnam to join Intel ISEF 2009 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Sponsored by Intel, Tokyo Gakugei University, and three Board of Education Consortiums, the Education Forum 2008 was held on March 1 at the hall of Tokyo Gakugei University, with the theme of "21st Century Teaching". Ninety in-service teachers, pre-service teachers and faculties participated in the Forum.
2007 Events
A ceremony was held on November 1, 2007 at Beijing No. 2 Middle School to demonstrate the achievements and impacts of the Intel® Teach Program over the past seven years. The event also announced that one million teachers have participated in the Intel® Teach Program and that 100 million students have benefited as a result. China is the first of over 40 countries where Intel Teach is available to reach this milestone.
A ceremony was held by Danang Department of Education and Training on January 4, 2008 to conclude the phase 1 of Intel® Teach Program Getting Started Course and launch the phase 2 in Danang, Vietnam. The program has helped local teachers innovate teaching methods and integrate ICT into classroom. By far the program has trained 3,150 local teachers, and is expected to cover all teachers in the city.
The 1st South Asia Intel Teach Program Forum was successfully held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 17-18, 2007. Top academicians from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka attended this regional cross-country collaborative event to share their experiences related to curriculum integration and professional development. This event promotes Intel Teach Pre-service training in South Asia and benefits all participants.
Since launched in 2002, Intel® Teach Program has contributed to Korean education for five years and trained 50,000 educators to promote 21st century teaching and learning. And the first “Nationwide Pioneer Workshop of Intel Teach Essentials Online” kicked off in Korea on December 8, 2007.
On November 20, 2007, a new Intel® Education initiative Skoool™ Sri Lanka was successfully launched in Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. The Skoool™ Sri Lanka, hosted on the SchoolNet—a wide-area network, is a valuable online interactive Maths and Science educational resource for the teaching and learning in Sri Lankan school community.
On Oct 24 to 26, 2007, the Intel Asia Academic Forum (AAF) was successfully held in New Dehli, India. 142 delegates participated at the forum including 86 faculties from 55 Asian universities and 23 speakers from Intel. The forum fostered an environment for networking, interaction and collaboration between academia and Intel technologists. This is the fourth time the Asia Academic Forum was held. The objectives of the forum are to showcase Intel’s technology roadmap, business and research directions, demonstrate exemplary work of faculty in curriculum development and research and discuss challenges faced by industry, government and academia.
Educational policymakers from ten different Asian countries gathered in Manila to attend the Asia Policy Forum on ICT Integration into Education on September 19th-20th, 2007. The Forum not only promotes the communication on ICT application, but also paves the way for the future development of ICT. It highlighted the needs to provide more teacher development programs, and develop adequate plans and sustainability strategies based on local conditions. The Forum has received positive feedback and high evaluation from participants.
2007 was a remarkable year for APAC which finally launched Intel® Teach Essentials Online (called TEO) across Australia, China, India and Korea; especially in Australia and Korea, TEO is expected to significantly contribute to accelerating 21st century teaching and learning! Learn about stories from Australia and Korea.
Mr. Craig R. Barrett, Chairman of Intel Corporation arrived in India on the night of Sep. 2nd, beginning his three-day visit to India for the 9th time, which shows Intel’s commitment to the Indian market.
As part of Intel Chairman Dr. Craig Barrett’s 2007 visit to China, Mr. & Mrs. Barrett (Barbara) paid a visit to the Ximingyi Elementary School to see the implementation of Intel® Teach Getting Started (GS) Course in the morning of September 6.
2006 Events
Themed “Multi-core: A leap ahead for research and curriculum, the 3rd Intel Asia Academic Forum 2006 was held at the Regent, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Nov. 13-15, 2006.
The Korean Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development and Intel Corporation jointly hosted the 1st Asia Education Leadership Forum from June 19-22, 2006 in Seoul Korea.