Campus: CSU East Bay -- May 6, 2005
Concord Campus Gets Federal Grant for 'Smart Classrooms'
The Concord Campus of California State University, East Bay will receive a
Congressionally-Directed Grant to update technology on the campus.
Congressman George Miller, who is on the Higher Education Appropriations
Committee, enabled the grant to move forward. A total of $421,600 will be shared
with Los Medanos Community College in Pittsburg.
The Concord Campus will use the grant to make 22 classrooms into "smart
classrooms," with computers, computer hookups, internet access, and LCD
projectors for professors and students to utilize for classroom projects and
presentations. As a result, all Concord Campus classrooms will be "smart
classrooms" by Fall 2005. The grant will also support streaming video in the
campus' lecture hall and desktop conferencing to connect outreach staff at the
Concord Campus and Los Medanos Community College.
"A campus such as ours is tremendously dependent upon the quality of its
instructional technology", said Peter Wilson, dean of the Concord Campus. "This
grant will enable us to stay at the cutting edge. We are indebted to Congressman
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