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Intel CEO Craig Barrett Appointed to National Commission On Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 1999--

Appointment Reflects Intel's Commitment to Improving

Science and Mathematics Education

Intel Corporation today announced that U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley has appointed Dr. Craig R. Barrett, Intel president and chief executive officer, to the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century. Chaired by former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn, the year-long commission will develop a strategy to raise the quality of mathematics and science instruction in the nation's classrooms. The commission will submit its findings to Riley in the fall of 2000.

"Teachers are critical to improving student achievement in mathematics and science," said Barrett. "We must empower our teachers with the skills and resources necessary to prepare students for success in higher education and the competitive workforce of the 21st century. This is a priority not just for Intel or our industry, but for the future of the country."

The commission, which was formed by Riley, will address various issues related to teacher preparation and student achievement during their tenure. These issues include: -0-

--   The shortage of qualified teachers in mathematics and science

--   The fact that 25 percent of science and math teachers nationwide
     -- and 50 percent of those teachers in high poverty areas -- lack
     the appropriate licensure and credentials to teach these subjects

--   The lack of regular professional development opportunities to
     improve teaching and content skills

--   Statistics from the Third International Mathematics and Science
     Study (TIMSS) which indicate that by the end of secondary school,
     U.S. students score significantly below the international average
     in both general and advanced mathematics and science


About Dr. Craig Barrett

Dr. Barrett has a lifelong interest in education. He received his Bachelor of Science Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science

bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Stanford University. After graduation, he joined the faculty of Materials Science and Engineering Materials science and engineering

A multidisciplinary field concerned with the generation and application of knowledge relating to the composition, structure, and processing of materials to their properties and uses.
 at Stanford where he remained until 1974. Dr. Barrett was a Fulbright Fellow at Danish Technical University in Denmark in 1972 and a NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
 in full North Atlantic Treaty Organization

International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion.
 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England from 1964 through 1965. In 1969, Dr. Barrett was the recipient of the Hardy Gold Medal from the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, and is currently a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Barrett is the author of over 40 technical papers dealing with the influence of microstructure mi·cro·struc·ture  
The structure of an organism or object as revealed through microscopic examination.


a structure on a microscopic scale, such as that of a metal or a cell
 on the properties of materials, and a textbook on materials science, "Principles of Engineering Materials," written in the 1970s, which remains in use today at universities throughout the U.S.

Commission Members

Other commission members come from the arenas of education, state and federal government, as well as grassroots teacher and school administrator organizations. Two senators -- Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and James M. Jeffords of Vermont -- will serve on the commission, as will two current state governors, James B. Hunt For other persons named James Hunt see James Hunt (disambiguation).

James Bennett Hunt (August 13, 1799 - August 15, 1857) was a politician and judge from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Hunt was born in Demerara, British Guiana (now Guyana).
, Jr. of North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures

Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
 and Jim Geringer of Wyoming.

Ex-officio members of the commission include: Rita R. Colwell Rita R. Colwell (born 1934 in Beverly, Massachusetts) is an environmental microbiologist and scientific administrator. She became 11th Director of the United States National Science Foundation on August 4, 1998.

, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF NSF - National Science Foundation ); Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), civilian agency of the U.S. federal government with the mission of conducting research and developing operational programs in the areas of space exploration, artificial satellites (see satellite, artificial),  (NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
 in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Independent U.S.
); Neal F. Lane, Director of the White Office of Science and Technology Policy Congress established the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in 1976 with a broad mandate to advise the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. ; Bruce Alberts, President of the National Academy of Sciences; and Rodney F. Slater, Secretary of Transportation. More information on the commission, its charter and members can be found at

Intel in Education

In 1998, Intel contributed more than $100 million to K-12 and higher education programs. Intel's education programs focus on improving science, math, engineering and technology education (SMET SMET Science Math Engineering & Technology
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 education), improving education through the effective utilization of technology in the classroom, helping to provide broader access to technology and encouraging minorities and women to enter technical careers. For more information, visit

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at

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