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Computing Technology Grant Awarded
October 23, 2007

A $1 million grant of Fujitsu technology and services to Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering will assist in the college’s creation of “digital opportunities” for underserved students, as well as pre-college students interested in studying math, science or engineering at Virginia Tech.

Glenda Scales, associate dean of distance learning and computing, and Bevlee Watford, associate dean for academic affairs and the director of Virginia Tech’s Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), submitted the proposal to the independent third party consulting firm managing the technology grant program.

Scales and Watford successfully proposed that the technology grant would allow Virginia Tech to provide one-on-one utilization of technology for students participating in summer pre-college and pre-freshman academic enrichment programs. When combined with the wireless services provided within college of engineering facilities, any available educational space can become a computer laboratory, complete with internet access as well as access to engineering instructional software.

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