ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Dec. 21, 2009) – Innovate-Educate New Mexico (IENM), a statewide catalyst in 21st century education and incubator state to national education leader Innovate-Educate, announced today on behalf of Qwest Communications and New Mexico's Affiliate Chapter of the International Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE) have awarded five grants totaling $25,000 to qualifying education projects in New Mexico.
The qualification process opened in the fall with several applicants. Through the selection process, three projects each were funded at $5,000 along with one at $4,000 and another at $3,000. The remaining $3,000 will be used towards travel and expenses for grant recipients at this spring’s statewide teacher conference in
<="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">“Innovate-Educate applauds Qwest for their partnership in advancing innovations in teaching and learning and recognizing the tremendous needs for funding and resources for their projects,” said Jamai Blivin, Executive Director of Innovate-Educate and Innovate-Educate New Mexico. “We commend
“Improving education in the communities where our customers live and work is a priority for the Qwest Foundation,” said Loretta A. Armenta, Qwest’s president for
“NMSTE was thrilled to see so many high-quality applications from teachers across the state of
Receiving a $5,000 grant was Sierra Media Magnet for their Las Cruces Heroes Film Project at
Math for a New Generation at
The third $5,000 grant was awarded for the 21st Century Guide to Roadside Geology at
Online Advanced Placement Computer Science and Supercomputing Challenge received $4,000 for their ongoing commitment to offering Advanced Placement Computer Science (APCS) to schools throughout
Innovate-Educate also is pleased to announce the dates to the NMSTE/IENM Innovations in Leadership & Learning Conference on Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23, at the Marriott Pyramid in
Innovate-Educate is a national industry-led partnership with education and government leaders to develop and coordinate new, innovative efforts to inspire and engage education professionals and students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), resulting in a competitive workforce for the U.S. We are focused on empowering improvements in P-20 education by leveraging leadership and skills of global technology corporations and education thought leaders. For more information, visit www.innovate-educate.org.
Innovate-Educate is the parent organization to Innovate-Educate New Mexico. IENM addresses the needs of two million people and is home to two of the three largest national labs, is a minority/majority state, a large geographic state with many rural areas, and is a border state. IENM is focused on empowering improvements in P-20 education by leveraging the leadership and skills of global technology corporations and education thorrently evaluating and in discussions right now with other states who are interested in becoming incubation states. For more, please visit www.innovate-educatenm.org
About the Qwest Foundation
The Qwest Foundation's core principle is that investing in people and communities provides lasting value for the future. The Qwest Foundation awards grants to community-based programs that generate high-impact and measurable results, focusing on pre-K through grade 12 education.