Synopsys Outreach Foundation Achieves Major Science and Math Education Milestone Reaches one million unique experiences for students and teachers developing science projects

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights:

  • Synopsys Outreach Foundation has provided more than one million individual experiences to students and teachers participating in its various science programs since 1999
  • Foundation to celebrate this milestone by recognizing teachers who have made significant contributions to the program:
    • Gloria Hayes-Perkins, Horace Cureton Elementary School
    • Amy Brindos-Reeber, Buchser Middle School
    • Bruce Kawanami, Monta Vista High School (retired)
  • Celebration and teacher recognition ceremony to take place Monday, September 24, 2012, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California (by invitation)

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, today announced that the Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Outreach Foundation (the Foundation) has reached a major milestone of providing more than one million unique experiences to students and teachers developing science projects since the program's inception in 1999. Experiences include support for science project development, science fair sponsorship, competitions and teacher training offered through a range of Foundation programs.

A select group of Santa Clara County teachers will join Synopsys executives and Foundation board members to mark the milestone at a reception on September 24, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The formal program will begin at 6:00 p.m. During the celebration, special awards will be presented to three teachers, one at each level of education (elementary, middle and high school), for their significant contributions to their schools and districts and their participation in the Foundation's programs serving the Santa Clara County science fair community. Each of the teachers will be honored with a donation of $1,000 to their school's science program. The Foundation will also choose one participating school in each of California's 58 counties to receive an additional donation as a way to commemorate the one-million-milestone. Schools will be chosen based on need and repeat participation in Foundation programs.

The non-profit Synopsys Outreach Foundation was founded in 1999 and annually supports more than 130,000 teachers and students developing science fair projects in all 58 counties in California. The Foundation provides financial support, science project materials and equipment, teacher training and sponsors science fairs at the school, district and county levels. Since 2000, the Outreach Foundation has served as the major sponsor of the annual Santa Clara County Science Fair, now known as the Synopsys Championship.

"We're able to mark this milestone for the Foundation because of the incredible dedication of our teachers and the hard work of the students they inspire," said Gary Robinson, Synopsys Outreach Foundation president. "Each science project experience builds on itself, complementing classroom instruction, sharpening 21st century workplace skills and inspiring students through a personal hands-on science experience."

Teacher Award Recipients

Gloria Hayes-Perkins will be recognized for her significant contribution to her school district as coordinator of the Cureton Elementary and Alum Rock School District science fairs. She will also be acknowledged for her participation in programs offered by the Synopsys Outreach Foundation including on-site consulting and Science Fair 101 for Parents. Hayes-Perkins was a 2011 RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching) Fellow.

Amy Brindos-Reeber will be recognized for her significant contribution to her school district as a teacher at Buchser Middle School and for the participation and success of her students at the county and state science fairs. Brindos-Reeber will also be acknowledged for her ongoing participation in programs offered by the Synopsys Outreach Foundation and for the successful participation of her students at school and district science fairs, sciberpalooza!, the Synopsys Championship and the California State Science Fair.

Bruce Kawanami will be recognized for his significant contribution to the Santa Clara County Science Fair community as a teacher and developer of the engineering curriculum at Monta Vista High School, and for his work in support of students participating in the Synopsys Championship, the California State Science Fair and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

"I am honored to receive this recognition from the Synopsys Outreach Foundation," said Bruce Kawanami, retired Monta Vista High School teacher. "Participating in the science fair program not only supported my classroom curriculum but also allowed students to generate their own individual projects. As a teacher, there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing students excited about and energized by their ideas coming to fruition."

Resources

  • Computer History Museum address: 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043
  • Learn more about the Synopsys Outreach Foundation: www.outreach-foundation.org
  • Follow Synopsys community affairs on Twitter: http://twitter.com/synopsysshares
  • Day of contact:
    • Yvette Huygen, director worldwide public relations, Synopsys: 650-861-7913

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing.  Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results.  These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk.  Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India.  Visit Synopsys online at http//www.synopsys.com/.

Editorial Contacts:

Tess Cahayag
Synopsys, Inc.
650-584-5446
maritess@synopsys.com

Diane Hayward
MCA, Inc.
408-921-4611
dhayward@mcapr.com

SOURCE Synopsys, Inc.



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