Chris Norwood

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Education, Features, Science, Technology

Through January 25, 2014


Silicon Valley Tech Giants Provide Judges, Resources & Scholarships
In Support of 12th Annual Greene Scholars Program Science Fair

~  January 25, 2014 | Cypress Semiconductor, San Jose ~
Judging: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm | Public Showing: 1:30 to 3:00 pm


SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY, CA: On Saturday January 25, 2014, representatives from leading Silicon Valley technology companies will make their way to Cypress Semiconductor’s site located at 198 Champion Court in San Jose to encourage, review and evaluate students’ science fair projects at the 12th annual Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program Science Fairthe only African American science fair in the state of California.


In support of the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) leaders and entrepreneurs of African ancestry, tech giants, Inc., Applied Materials, Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Google, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, SanDisk Corp., Texas Instruments, Inc. and other scientifically and technologically advanced companies and organizations have pledged support in the forms of computing resources, college scholarships, code writing workshops and hosting future STEM-related events. Official judging will occur from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. The general public is invited to view the science fair projects from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.


“As school districts continue to focus on STEM, San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley technology companies embrace that emphasis by becoming beacons of inspiration, providing volunteer pools and technology insight,” stated Debra Watkins, founder of both the California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE) and the Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program (GSP).


WHO: Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program
WHAT: 12th Annual Greene Scholars Program Science Fair
WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2014 
Judging: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm | Public Showing: 1:30 to 3:00 pm
WHERE: Cypress Semiconductor | 198 Champion Court, San Jose, CA

FREE, all are invited (students, parents, educators, STEM
professionals, nerds, et. al …)

PRESS RSVP: Chris Norwood | (408) 766-4776 |

Expressing special gratitude to Cypress Semiconductor for its twelve years of generous support to the California Alliance of African American Educators and the children and parents it serves, Watkins commented, “Cypress epitomizes a technology company that has made a great commitment to serving its community by supporting student learning and development.


Watkins further explains how Cypress Semiconductor has provided support. “The Cypress Champion Court facility houses the California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE) headquarters and hosts the Greene Scholars Program (GSP) science and career fairs. Additionally, Cypress is the site of monthly meetings during which young scholars and their parents gather to experience STEM first-hand and learn how to successfully navigate the school system. Cypress has been a dedicated partner with the CAAAE since its inception. We owe a lot of our success to the company.”


About the Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program (GSP):

Sponsored by the California Alliance of African American Educators, the Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program was created in 2001 to increase the number of students of African and African American ancestry choosing careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and, math (STEM).


One hundred percent of the scholars graduate from high school and are admitted to college. Ninety percent graduate from college in four years. Nearly 40% of the students participating in the GSP program graduate from college with degrees preparing them for STEM careers, which is nearly five times the national average for students of African ancestry.


For additional information about the Greene Scholars Program and its science fair, please




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