Acer Invites K-12 Schools to Apply for STEAM Lab Makeover
Acer today announced that it is accepting entries for its Acer STEAM Lab Makeover, which gives K-12 schools in the United States the opportunity to transform their classrooms with immersive technology.
The winning school will receive 10 Aspire 7 laptops and 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality headsets, valued at $13,000.
STEAM Labs help students explore connections between science, technology, engineering, arts and math, and delve into emerging fields like 3D modeling and design, electronics, digital media and fabrication. The Acer STEAM Lab Makeover will give a classroom the latest technology to bring these educational lessons to life.
Schools may submit entries now through Aug. 31, 2018 and the winner will be announced in early September by a random drawing of all valid entries. To enter, applicants must Tweet @AcerEducation with the hashtag #AcerGivesBack along with a brief statement describing why their classroom deserves to win a makeover and how the makeover would make a difference at their school. The statement may also include a Twitter post, picture or video attached to the entry Tweet.
The Aspire 7(A715-71G-71NC) is a high-performance, professional grade laptop with outstanding multimedia capabilities. It features an Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ processor, a huge 1TB hard drive, vibrant 15.6-inch Full HD display, NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, 8GB of DDR4 memory, a wide range of ports and advanced connectivity with 802.11ac wireless LAN and Gigabit LAN. It is available for $899.99 (MSRP).
The Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset with wireless motion controllers pairs right out-of-the-box with the Aspire 7 and is available for $349.99 (MSRP). It immerses students in the virtual world, while simultaneously allowing them to interact with others in the physical realm without removing the headset – all that’s required is a simple flip up of the headset visor.
Thanks to Mixed Reality, students can touch and manipulate objects, generating a greater understanding of them. The Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset could be used in science to interact with dimensional objects, human bodies and environments. In social studies, it can be used to design architectural models, recreate historical sites or explore foreign countries and different cultures. It can also be used in the arts to explore museums and theaters. The possibilities for immersive new educational experiences with Mixed Reality are endless.
Entry details, rules and regulations for the Acer STEAM Lab Makeover may be found on the contest website.
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.