By Terence Lee, December 9, 2016
The Equal Opportunity Technology Program provides both leadership opportunities and real work experiences for student volunteers. On December 9, 2016, EqOpTech hosted its Award Ceremony at Los Altos High School. It is with great pride and honor to recognize the following recipients of this year’s EqOpTech Awards for their demonstrated passion and above-and-beyond commitment serving as leaders and role models for others.
2016 LEADERSHIP AWARD - DAVID DING
The 2016 EqOpTech Leadership Award goes to David Ding from Los Altos High School. David spearheads the design and development of the STEM program at EqOpTech. He is instrumental in implementing and maintaining the Khan Academy and mentorship program at Sunday Friends. He also onboards our team communication onto the Slack Application to streamline our real-time communication which maximizes efficiency. He is an effective collaborator with community leaders; it is through his connections that we had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Ms. Alice Lee on the Santa Rita and Egan Laptop Projects. "We thank you, David for your good citizenship, leadership and contributions to our organization." -Terence Lee.
2016 TECHNOLOGY AWARD - RANDALL LOWE
The EqOpTech 2016 Technology Award goes to Randall Lowe from Los Altos High School. Randall is our technology guru, he is the go-to person for computer tech questions. He is very dedicated and has put in countless hours both at home and at workshops going both above and beyond. He is especially passionate with helping underprivileged kids to excel in STEM education, supporting both the laptop refurbishing as well as attending the STEM workshop mentoring programs at Sunday Friends. Randall is resourceful and his knowledge on open source software and Linux based OS are an essential aspect of our efforts to boost system performance on older laptops. "Randall, we wish to thank you for your valuable contributions and friendship to EqOpTech,"-Terence Lee.