Photo Release -- Micron Technology Foundation Teams With Discover Technology
on New Stem Mobile Discovery Lab for Idaho Students
New Mobile Discovery Lab Featuring Interactive Experiments for Elementary and
Middle School Students Part of Micron Foundation's Mission to Fuel
BOISE, Idaho, March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MU) has teamed with Idaho-based Discover Technology to launch a new
STEM Mobile Discovery Lab — a bus specially designed with hands-on,
interactive science exhibits for elementary and middle school students in
southwestern Idaho near Micron's corporate headquarters.
Micron Discovery Lab Photo
Micron Technology has teamed with
Idaho-based Discover Technology to
launch a new Mobile Discovery Lab for
students to learn more about science
and math with hands-on, interactive
Students interacting on
Micron mobile discovery lab
Students from southwestern
Idaho schools now have the
opportunity to interact
with hands-on math and
science activities on the
Micron Mobile Discovery
Lab sponsored by the
Photos accompanying this release are available at
The new STEM Mobile Discovery Lab features opportunities for students to
engage with magnets, sound waves, robot programming and 3D printing, among
other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities. The
Micron-sponsored lab is part of a new grant program from the Micron Foundation
to help area elementary and middle schools offset three-fourths of the cost of
a full-day STEM experience that includes the Discovery Lab. The program is
available for 50 schools each year for the next two years.
"Our primary mission at the Micron Foundation is to spark a passion for STEM
education in youth in the hopes of helping develop next-generation engineers,
and we're thrilled to partner with Discover Technology to enable this mobile
science lab to help accomplish this task," said Dee Mooney, executive director
of the Micron Foundation.
Discover Technology already operates two STEM Mobile Discovery Labs that serve
students in other locations in Idaho with hands-on discovery environments and
experiences. The new mobile lab supported by Micron further promotes Discover
Technology's efforts to partner with educators to help lead students into
experiential discovery in STEM disciplines.
"The result of these mobile lab experiences is a greater relevance of existing
curriculum and an increased interest and engagement from both educators and
students," said Dr. Lorna Finman, founder of Discover Technology.
About Micron Foundation
The Micron Technology Foundation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization
established in 1999 with a gift from Micron Technology, Inc., is committed to
the advancement of education and local communities. The Micron Foundation
partners with educators to spark a passion in youth for science, technology,
engineering and math; engineers the future for students; and enriches the
communities through strategic giving where team members live, work and
volunteer. To learn more, visit www.micron.com/foundation.
Micron Technology, Inc., is a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems.
Micron's broad portfolio of high-performance memory technologies—including
DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash—is the basis for solid state drives, modules,
multichip packages and other system solutions. Backed by more than 35 years of
technology leadership, Micron's memory solutions enable the world's most
innovative computing, consumer, enterprise storage, networking, mobile,
embedded and automotive applications. Micron's common stock is traded on the
NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit
About Discover Technology
Discover Technology is an Idaho based non-profit organization that develops
interactive student experiences that partner with educators to help lead
students into experiential discovery in the areas of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics through mobile labs, in-school assemblies and
summer and after-school STEM programs. Visit www.DiscoverTechnology.org.
Micron and the Micron orbit logo are trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. All
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