EqOpTech launches Workshop/Speaker Series for scholars/students in tech field.

EqOpTech collaborates with MVLA Scholars to launch a series of Speaker/Workshop for scholars and students interested in the tech fields. Read more here.

EqOpTech Speaker Series 1 - Computer Networking & Cyber Security featuring Vijay Talati, VP of Engineering, Juniper Networks

EqOpTech Speaker Series 1 - Computer Networking & Cyber Security featuring Vijay Talati, VP of Engineering, Juniper Networks

The goal of the speaker series is to expose high potential, low income students to explore and pursue interests in the technology field. Likewise, the workshop series offer hands-on computer training aiming to simulate a real-world challenge so that students can learn how to troubleshoot and think on their feet to problem-solve.

— Terence Lee, Founder/CEO, EqOpTech
— https://patch.com/california/losaltos/eqoptech-summer-speaker-workshop-series

Senator Jerry Hill honors Presidential Volunteer Service Awards student volunteers from EqOpTech

Senator Hill proclaims and commends each awardees for their service and commitment to the community in the area of technology and education. Read more here.

Terence Lee, Daniel Lim, David Ding, Randall Lowe, Senator Jerry Hill, Aditi Talati, Arushi Goyal (left to right)

Terence Lee, Daniel Lim, David Ding, Randall Lowe, Senator Jerry Hill, Aditi Talati, Arushi Goyal (left to right)

Thank you to EqOpTech’s PVSA volunteers for your passion, leadership and service in improving our under-served communities. Your recognition inspires others to make an impact to change the world!” 
— Terence Lee, Founder, EqOpTech
— https://patch.com/california/losaltos/eqoptech-honors-2016-president-s-volunteer-service-award-winners

EqOpTech Bridges the Digital Divide with Laptop Donations from IDT

EqOpTech of Los Altos, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit is teaming up with Integrated Device Technology (IDT) to redeploy used laptops at Sunday Friends, as part of an ongoing computer reuse initiative to benefit needy students and minimize e-waste.

Robert Venenciano and Kristina Bullock from IDT presenting donated laptops to Terence Lee, EqOpTech (left to right)

Robert Venenciano and Kristina Bullock from IDT presenting donated laptops to Terence Lee, EqOpTech (left to right)

“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.”

Read more here.

'I Give Them a New Life': High School Student Tackles Silicon Valley’s Digital Divide with Refurbished Computers, by Rebecca Greenway, April 26, 2017, NBC Bay Area

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.

Rebecca Greenway, reporter journalist from NBC Bay Area interviewing Terence Lee (left), EqOpTech Founder 

Rebecca Greenway, reporter journalist from NBC Bay Area interviewing Terence Lee (left), EqOpTech Founder 

However, the junior at Los Altos High School knows that even in Silicon Valley, a digital divide persists for less privileged students. Read more here.


Local Scout's Eagle Project evolves into nonprofit organization, by Ananya Panchal, Los Altos Town Crier, September 28, 2016.

Courtesy of Terence Lee  

Courtesy of Terence Lee
 

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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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Startup Debuts Equal Opportunity Technology Initiatives

EqOpTech promotes using technology to provide equal learning opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in under-served communities.

EqOpTech Inc. redeploys technology tools to inspire underprivileged kids to pursue STEM education

EqOpTech Inc. redeploys technology tools to inspire underprivileged kids to pursue STEM education

“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.” 

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