Western Michigan University has received a $50,000 gift from the Frederick S. Upton Foundation.
“The donation was announced today by University officials as they launched a summer science program for area teachers and named two high-tech science laboratories in honor of Frederick and Margaret Upton. The labs and the program are at the WMU-Southwest campus in Benton Harbor,” reports WMU News.
WMU News continues, “The Upton Foundation Science Academy, which welcomed its first class of teachers July 7, immerses educators in two weeks of hands-on learning experiences and enhances their ability to reach students. The workshop is based on inquiry-based learning, which goes beyond reading from a textbook, says Dr. Joseph Stoltman, a WMU geography professor and facilitator for the academy.”
“The new WMU labs are equipped with the latest in state-of-the-art technology. Each lab accommodates about 25 students, offers wireless access to the Internet, and boasts two computers–a Macintosh and a Windows PC–at each workstation.” Full story here.
MacDailyNews Take: Imagine if the same “Mac next to a Windows box” concept was applied to the senior management of Fortune 500 companies? How long would it take for IT staffs worldwide to be called on the carpet to answer for years of Windows propagation at the expense of the more productive/less-to-maintain superior platform?