Motorola Salutes Chicago and Science
Lead sponsor of the Chicago Science Expedition, a two-week event to raise awareness of science
Schaumburg, Ill. – September 22, 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced its continuing support of math and science initiatives by joining with the City of Chicago to present the Chicago Science Expedition, September 22-October 8. The event encourages Chicagoans to experience more than 85 city-wide events designed to ignite a desire within children and adults alike to learn about the impact of science in daily life.
As the lead sponsor of the Chicago Science Expedition, the Motorola Foundation demonstrates its commitment to cultivating the skilled scientists and engineers needed to create tomorrow’s new ideas. Since 2000, the Motorola Foundation has contributed more than $32 million in grants to education, with an emphasis on math and science.
“We want to show the people of Chicago that science is fun, cool and exciting,” said Eileen Sweeney, director of the Motorola Foundation. “We’re a company of scientists and inventors. And we’re proud to support these learning experiences that will spark discussions about how science relates to the people and places that connect everyone in our vibrant city.”
Visit www.chicagoscienceexpedition.org for details on events including:
* Giant periodic table of elements in Daley Center Plaza
* Special science-focused museum exhibits throughout the city
* Science speakers at cafes and museums city-wide
The Motorola Foundation also has funded special science lessons honoring Chicago scientists – paleontologist Paul Sereno, chemist Percy Julian and physicist Enrico Fermi – to be taught at Chicago Public Schools. Some of the lessons will be taught by volunteers from Motorola engineering and technology teams.
The Motorola Foundation supports other local science education programs including After School Matters robotics clubs, the FIRST Robotics Competition, Project Exploration’s Sisters4Science program, the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, Teach for America and more.
About Motorola Foundation
With more than 68,000 employees globally, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates around the world. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Foundation has as its funding focus, education, community and environmental issues. For more information on the Motorola Foundation, visit: www.motorola.com/giving.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $35.3 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, visit www.motorola.com.
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