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 Miller."

Contact: Barbara Cella, Director of Community Affairs, (925) 602-6772


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