Premio Computer Donates Computer Lab To Earth Conservation Corps For Assisting Local Community with Anacostia River Restoration.Business Editors & Environmental Writers
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 5, 2001
Premio Computer Inc., a leading manufacturer of PC desktops, workstations and servers, has donated do·nate
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To design, arrange, set up, or shape with a view to specific applications or uses: to meet the requirements for a variety of ECC educational programs, the new lab will be used to teach young adults about the local ecosystem while building a partnership between youth and the environment.
The ECC is part of local efforts to restore the Anacostia River The Anacostia River is a river that flows about 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from Prince George's County in Maryland, USA and through Washington, D.C. where it joins with the Washington Channel to empty into the Potomac River at Hains Point. , which is reported to be one of the 10 most polluted pol·lute
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2. in the nation. Partnering with the local DC community, as well as various governmental, corporate, environmental and community organizations around the country, the ECC identifies areas where youth and the environment both need help, then provides training and education to link the two together.
ECC will host the lab on behalf of a regional training agency chartered with delivering teacher training workshops. The workshops are being conducted by master teachers from schools in the Potomac Potomac (pətō`mək), river, 285 mi (459 km) long, formed SE of Cumberland, Md., by the confluence of its North and South branches and flowing generally SE to Chesapeake Bay. area as part of the Intel(R) Teach to the Future Program, a worldwide teacher development program dedicated to ensuring the successful use of technology in education. By 2003, more than 400,000 K-12 classroom teachers around the world will be trained through the Intel Teach to the Future Program.
"Using the computer lab, we are able to teach teachers, community and corps members essential technical skills and environmental action," said Bob Nixon, executive director of the Earth Conservation Corps. "Teachers are learning about the Anacostia River and computer technology through our program and how to incorporate their experiences into a classroom setting."
"It's exciting to see Premio computers being used not only for benefiting educational training of young people, but also for assisting in a worthwhile environmental cause," said Tom Tsao, vice president of Premio Computer.
In addition to teacher training, the computer lab will be used in a number of other ways. Young adults will have the opportunity to learn about the environment and natural resources, while gaining useful training and job skills. Other lab uses will include education programs for the community and AmeriCorps members participating in the Anacostia River project.
Through a joint venture between the ECC and the Living Classrooms Foundation Inc., the computer lab will also be used for participants in Riverlife Expeditions, which bring shipboard ship·board
1. The condition of being aboard a ship: on shipboard.
2. Archaic The side of a ship.
adj. environmental education to students and local community members of the nation's capital aboard the ECC's 54-foot boat the Half Shell.
Providing participants with hands-on learning about the Anacostia River, the lab will be used to analyze data gathered during the expeditions, not only educating participants about the environment, but also providing them with invaluable computer experience.
About Premio Computer Inc.
With headquarters in the City of Industry, Premio Computer manufactures, custom-configures, markets and distributes Premio(R) brand servers and desktop computers through its base of resellers across the nation.
Regional operations in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Miami and New Jersey provide local, responsive service and support to its loyal base of customers. Premio's "build-to-order" philosophy carries through installation, networking, service and training to ensure that each customer's specific goals are met. In 1998, Premio Computer was awarded ISO- iso- or is-
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3. 9002 certification for manufacturing, reaffirming that all Premio systems are manufactured with stringent quality standards.
Founded in 1989, Premio's products are present in countless schools, government agencies and businesses across the nation. GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., www.gsacom.com) A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM. and state contract vehicles are also available.
About Earth Conservation Corps
For more information, contact the Earth Conservation Corps at 1st and Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, D.C., 20003; Tel: 202/554-1960; Fax: 202/554-2060; E-mail: ECCHQ1@aol.com; Web Site: www.earthconcorps.org.
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