ScholarCHIPS has its roots in the Kilby International Awards. These awards were named for Jack Kilby, the engineer that created the monolithic integrated circuit, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2000. These awards helped launch ScholarCHIPS.
ScholarCHIPS is hosted by Kilby International Awards Founding Chairperson, Victoria Smith Downing, and has been lauded by School Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, and students that have participated. “Our digital media broadcast experiment in delivering world class role models to both gifted and disengaged students in underserved school districts in inner cities, rural and small town school districts across America is only possible because of Connexus”, said Founder and Host, Victoria Smith Downing.
“Their cloud based low cost videoconferencing services, combined with their “hands on technical support”, allow us to deliver our broadcasts anywhere in North America, and ultimately the world.” Currently, the program is beamed into school districts in Los Angeles, California; Dallas, La Porte, Houston, and Greenville Texas and Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
ScholarCHIPS, a 501 3c nonprofit independent organization, has become an emerging national project with some 30 broadcasts aired to date. As the Legacy Program of the Kilby International Awards, which were created to bring recognition to the forgotten inventor, Jack Kilby, the ScholarCHIPS program focuses on delivering other individuals, many also unknown, who made exceptional contributions to society through science and innovation in a wide variety of fields. Contributors have included Vinton Cerf, Steve Wozniak, Mark Reed and numerous other great minds and contributors.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the ScholarCHIPS broadcasts“, said Jonathan Schlesinger, President and Founder of Connexus. It is exciting to know that our products and services, (VaaS) Videoconferencing as a Service and Vidyo HD desktop videoconferencing, are being used to reach and connect these great stories and individuals with students across America.”
Connexus makes Vidyo HD desktop videoconferencing available to end users, service providers and resellers from the cloud and allows small and medium sized service providers and resellers to offer Vidyo desktop videoconferencing to end users at prices starting at $60.00 per year per user without any up front capital investment from the service provider, reseller or end user.
The mission at Connexus is to make it possible for service providers and resellers to quickly and easily sell leading edge networks, gateways and videoconferencing and collaboration services to the SMB marketplace, and to accomplish this with little if any additional demand on their resources. At Connexus we focus on delivering the capital intensive applications and services that can help service providers and resellers immediately capture extraordinary revenues and market share in the shortest possible time. Connexus is a privately held company headquartered in Dallas Texas.
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