Enterasys Announces Winner of "Electronics for Education" Program

UMass Boston to receive Enterasys equipment, giving students hands-on experience with networking equipment and operations

Sep 09, 2011, 06:00 ET from Enterasys Networks

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, is proud to announce UMass Boston as the winner of its first-ever Electronics for Education (E4E) program, a donation/grant program created to help encourage technology training in schools. UMass Boston will receive switching, routing and wireless LAN equipment for educational purposes.

"UMass Boston is committed to provide strong hands-on practice to students mastering the growing industry of information technology," said Bill Campbell, Associate Professor of Computer Science at UMass Boston. "We are happy that Enterasys shares in our commitment to technical education and we are excited to use these tools to add value to our educational programs."

"Our goal for E4E is to help schools establish technology classes in which students receive hands-on training and experience with networking equipment and operations, as a way to spur innovation and creativity in the rising generation," said Ram Appalaraju, Vice President Marketing, Enterasys Networks. "We feel that UMass Boston is an excellent candidate for this program and we look forward to seeing the effects of E4E on its programs."

Enterasys accepted applications for E4E between September and December 2010. Any North American school, school district, college or university was eligible with no purchase required. Winning schools were chosen by an independent selection committee based upon a variety of criteria, including need, the strength of the proposed technology education program or course at the institution and the breadth of the student population that will be served.

Selection Committee Voting Members:

  • Mardee Barnett, Executive Director for Technology Services at Aldine Independent School District
  • Ann Murphy, Associate Director of Network Systems at Boston College
  • Chuck Rossi, Vice President of Systems and Operations at Pearson Education


About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.

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