Samsung to Give 31 UMPCs to Winning Essay Writers


The Hope for Education program challenges students, teachers, parents or anyone who knows of a school in need to write a 100 word essay.

Theme: The importance of technology in education, and how it can benefit a school in their community.

Evaluation: An independent committee will judge essays.

Winners: Earn various awards of Samsung and Microsoft products for their designated school.

In the three years since its inception, the program has awarded U.S. schools over $5,000,000 in Samsung electronics and Microsoft software.

31 individual winning essay writers will each receive a Samsung UMPC.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.