For Release: November 2, 1995
For more information contact:
W. D. Gattis, (817) 534-1220
Fort Worth, Texas -- The International Conferences on Technology and Education Inc. (ICTE Inc.) today announced the Chong Moon Lee Educational Technology Scholarship Program for Asian Teachers and Student Teachers. The Scholarship Program will be used to fund awards to outstanding teachers and student teachers in Asian countries to underwrite their attendance at the annual International Conference on Technology and Education, held at sites in North America or in Europe in alternate years.
The Scholarship Program is made possible by a grant from Mr. Chong Moon Lee, a successful California businessman with a diverse background in business, education, cultural exchange, and athletics. Mr. Lee is founder and Chairman of Diamond Multimedia, the number one ranking manufacturer in both market share and revenues of graphics and accelerator cards for personal computer systems. Diamond Multimedia was ranked 17th and 18th fastest growing privately held company in America for 1993 and 1994 on the Inc. 500 list, and was listed as the 8th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley by the Business Journal of San Jose in 1993.
"On behalf of ICTE Inc., the ICTE Board of Directors, and the ICTE Governing Board and Program Committee, I want to express our sincere appreciation to Mr. Lee for his generous support," said William Gattis, Chairman of ICTE Inc. "Mr. Lee and I have discussed the idea of a scholarship program to encourage attendance at the ICTE Conference by teachers and student teachers from Asian nations on several occasions. I believe that the Scholarship Program will not only enhance the Conference program through expanded participation from Asian delegates, but also that the overall goal of the Conference, which is to support and encourage the exchange of ideas and information among educators worldwide concerning uses of technology in education, will be strengthened by Mr. Lee's generous support."
"I have followed the International Conference with interest since it was originally established by Tandy Corporation and their Education Division," Mr. Chong Moon Lee stated. "Tandy's original vision in not only establishing the Conference, but also in opening it up to users of all computer platforms including those of competitors, and Tandy's involvement of various Universities over the years to assist with the academic aspects of the Conference, set this annual event apart as something unique from its inception. This is undoubtedly why the International Conference on Technology and Education is today the longest-running international conference addressing technology and education. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to support the ICTE Conference and the Chong Moon Lee Educational Technology Scholarship Program for Asian Teachers and Student Teachers.
Chong Moon Lee is a native of Seoul, Korea. Prior to founding Diamond Multimedia, Mr. Lee served as an executive in the pharmaceuticals industry, was a university professor, was an officer and board member of Korean UNESCO, Olympic Committee, and was President of the Cycling Federation. Mr. Lee currently serves as a Commissioner of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Mr. Lee holds an MBA equivalent from Korea University, an MS in Library Science and Data Management from George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, and a LL.B. Degree from the law school of Chung An University. Lee has received a number of accolades for outstanding leadership in business and civics areas, including the Key to the City of San Francisco; the Cyril Business Leadership Award by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; and a Constitutional Medal for outstanding achievement and contributions as a Korean-American by President Yong-Sam Kim of Korea. Lee was named finalist in Inc. magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year, Northern California region, for 1993 and 1994.
The 1996 International Conference on Technology and Education is scheduled for New Orleans on March 17 through March 20. The recent 1995 ICTE Conference in Orlando, Florida drew 1,205 delegates from 47 nations, representing a very international group made up of public and private school teachers, university faculty members, representatives of various state departments and ministries of education, and various other international organizations. Recent ICTE Conferences have been held in London, England (1994); in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1993); in Paris, France (1992); in Toronto, Canada (1991); and in Brussels, Belgium (1990).
The University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Louisiana State University, are the academic co-sponsors of ICTE New Orleans 1996. Technological Horizons in Education Journal is also a co-sponsor of the 1996 ICTE New Orleans conference. Cooperating organizations for ICTE New Orleans 1996 include: the American Association of School Administrators; the Association for the Advancement of International Education; the British Council; the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; UNESCO; Scottish Council for Educational Technology, Glasgow, Scotland; Department of Defense Dependent Schools; Educational Computing Organization of Ontario; International Society for Technology in Education; National School Boards Association; National Condole for Educational Technology (United Kingdom); New England School Development Council; Partnership of Parliaments Berlin; Technology Education Research Centers, Cambridge, MA; The University of London, Institute of Education; the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; the Center for Educational Technology, Ramat-Aviv, Israel; and the University of Athens, Greece.
Gattis added that ICTE will work with individual Asian nations to identify recipients of the scholarships each year. Several special sessions will be conducted over the Internet in advance of the Annual ICTE Conference in order to introduce the scholarship recipients to each other, and to the goals of the ICTE Conference, and to help them prepare to share their experiences with the Conference on their own uses of technology in their teaching and learning activities. The presentations by the scholarship recipients will be featured at the ICTE Conference, beginning with the 1996 Conference in New Orleans.
ICTE Inc. is a non-profit corporation established in Texas in September, 1993.
For more information about the Chong Moon Lee Educational Technology Scholarship Program or about ICTE New Orleans '96, contact:International Conferences on Technology and Education
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