Oracle Press Release

Oracle Education Foundation Honors Students and Teachers from 11 Countries at ThinkQuest Live 2009

Over 100 Students and Teachers Receive Awards for Innovative Educational Projects

Redwood Shores, CA – October 8, 2009

News Facts

The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) will welcome 114 students and teachers from 11 countries to ThinkQuest Live 2009, held in the San Francisco Bay Area from October 11-14, 2009.
ThinkQuest Live is an event that honors the winners of OEF’s ThinkQuest Competition, which challenged teams of students to develop innovative online projects that educate their peers about global issues.
Countries represented by winners include Australia, Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Pakistan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States.
During ThinkQuest Live, winners will take part in learning programs and receive awards at a banquet hosted by OEF’s Board of Directors and Oracle executives.
In addition to the trip to ThinkQuest Live, winners will receive prizes including laptop computers, digital cameras, and school grants, depending on placement.
Over 2,100 teams from 83 countries participated in the ThinkQuest Competition 2009.

Supporting Quotes

“ThinkQuest Live brings together a diverse group of talented students, who have developed insightful projects that address critical issues facing our world today,” said Clare Dolan, Vice President, Oracle Corporate Citizenship. “We are delighted to celebrate their significant achievements.”
"The ThinkQuest Competition provides a unique opportunity for students around the world to come together to showcase their abilities in a real-world setting,” said Mark Paveglio, coach of a winning team. “It is truly inspirational to witness such determined young minds at work. These future leaders will take away experiences and relationships that will last a lifetime."

Supporting Resources

About the Oracle Education Foundation

The Oracle Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle. It delivers ThinkQuest, a widely acclaimed education technology program, to K-12 schools globally. ThinkQuest is a protected, online learning platform that enables teachers to integrate learning projects into their classroom curriculum and students to develop critical 21st century skills. For more information, visit http://www.oraclefoundation.org.

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