Brewer Science Advances Learning Opportunities in Rural Missouri with New State-of-the-Art Computer Lab for Oak Hill Elementary School

Aug 7, 2014

Kirk Emory of Brewer Science and Deron Gibbs, Superintendent of Oak Hill R-1 SchoolAugust 07, 2014 - Salem, MO. – Brewer Science is a global technology leader, ushering in a new era of faster and more affordable microelectronics. Locally, the company is helping usher in a new generation of innovators in rural Missouri by assisting Oak Hill R-1 School in rural Dent County defray the costs for a new state-of-the-art computer lab for students.

“We at Brewer Science are absolutely committed to STEM education,” said Dr. Terry Brewer, founder and CEO of Brewer Science. “When the fall semester begins, the innovators of the future will be sitting behind desks in local schools like Oak Hill. Access to resources that inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and math can be game changers for students. We hope this new state-of-the-art computer lab is a game changer for Oak Hill and its students.”

Oak Hill SchoolThe collaboration between Oak Hill and Brewer Science began when two Brewer Science employees were invited to speak with students at the school about careers in STEM fields. The visit transformed into an opportunity to impact the students’ learning experience.

While working at the school for the day, the employees noticed an area that was designed to house a new computer lab. Superintendent Deron Gibbs was very interested in making the new lab a reality and was actively looking at ways to make this happen so that the students at Oak Hill R-1 would have this resource. However, the $23,700 total cost of the new computer lab was beyond the reach of the school without the support of grants and contributions from outside sources.

When the idea to assist with the costs associated with the new computer lab were brought to the attention of Dr. Terry Brewer, he jumped at the chance to help these students. “Technology is a part of the learning experience and using technology to share knowledge and information will provide critical tools for the future success of these students,” said Dr. Brewer.

Brewer Science has a long history of supporting education and learning. Recent recipients of such support include providing science teachers to classrooms in Tenede, Africa; the Dr. Norman E. Dobson Memorial Scholarship; the IEEE Foundation – Frances B. Hugle Memorial Scholarship; the Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair; the MS&T Solar Car Team; the MS&T Solar House Team; and the Rolla High School Patriots Robotics Team. To learn more about Brewer Science’s involvement in community giving, please visit http://www.brewerscience.com/company/community-giving

About Brewer Science
Brewer Science is a global technology leader in developing and manufacturing innovative materials, processes, and equipment for the reliable fabrication of cutting-edge microdevices used in electronics such as tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, and LED lighting. Since 1981, when its ARC® materials revolutionized lithography processes, Brewer Science has expanded its technology to include products enabling advanced lithography, thin wafer handling, 3-D integration, and chemical and mechanical device protection and products based on carbon materials and nanotechnology. On May 5, 2014, Brewer Science unveiled its new high-volume manufacturing facility at the Rolla National Airport. This expansion accommodates product demand growth and demonstrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement. In July, it expanded its R&D and manufacturing facility in Springfield, MO, to enhance its diversification into carbon-based materials and sensor devices. With its headquarters in Rolla, Missouri, Brewer Science supports its worldwide customers through a service and distribution network in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Contact information:
M. Loretta Wallis
Corporate Relations Manager
Brewer Science
+1.573.364.0300, Ext: 1357
mwallis@brewerscience.com