Thanks Wipro & Microsoft

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#MSUrbanSTEM Thanks Wipro!

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#MSUrbanSTEM Thanks Microsoft

Over this past summer I have had one of the best teaching/learning experiences of my career. Through a project funded by Wipro (and with support from Microsoft) we have the opportunity to work with 125 teachers in the Chicago Public Schools over the next three years. Wipro offered a grant of 2.8 million dollars to cover the cost of the grant. Thanks to Anurag Behar of Wipro for all his support. Microsoft sponsored Surface 2 Pro devices for all our teachers. A special shout out to Jim Ptaszynski at Microsoft Higher Education for his support in making this happen for raising the possibility of extending this over the next two years as well. I had not worked with a Surface Pro before – but I am impressed. These devices hit the sweet spot between portability and power, work and play and our teachers love them.

Our teachers posed for a couple of group photos to thank Wipro and Microsoft for their support. (You can click on the images to see hi-res versions of the photos). You can find out more about this project by going to msuurbanstem.org or by following @MSUrbanSTEM on twitter.

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