LOS ALTOS (KPIX 5) Surveys conducted within the last year show more than one in ten California households don’t have access to the internet because many can’t afford a computer. This week’s young Jefferson Award winners is changing that. Read more here.
“This is a win-win situation for both the environment and technology for education,” said Terence Lee, CEO and Founder of EqOpTech. “We look forward to continuing this laptop reuse program with IDT and other companies here in the Bay Area.”
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By Rebecca Greenway, April 26, 2017, NBC Bay Area
Growing up in the shadows of Google, Facebook and other technology giants, 16-year-old Terence Lee, has spent his life surrounded by the latest gadgets the industry has to offer.
What began as an idea for a Boy Scout Eagle project – which earned Terence Lee a Congressional Award Gold Medal for social service – continues to evolve. The Los Altos High School junior recently launched EqOpTech, a student-run nonprofit organization that promotes equal opportunity learning and STEM education through technology in underserved communities.
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EqOpTech promotes using technology to provide equal learning opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in under-served communities.
“Reusing technology gives disadvantaged children an equal opportunity to learn, compete and be successful in school,” said Terence Lee, CEO and Founder of EqOpTech. “At the same time, the program inspires our volunteers to give back to the community while serving as role models.”