Chip Shot: On 70th Code Talker Anniversary, Intel Invests in Computer Science and Engineering for Navajo Students

In honor of National Navajo Code Talkers Day and the 70th Anniversary of the WWII Code Talker mission which helped to end the war, Intel is proud to support Science Foundation Arizona’s Code Talkers to Code Writers Initiative. As part of this initiative, Intel will invest $250,000 per year over the next three years at three Arizona high schools in the Navajo Nation. This investment is part of Intel’s $300 million commitment to build a pipeline of female and under-represented minority engineers and computer scientists. Learn more about Intel’s progress toward this goal in its new mid-year diversity report.

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Jolene Begay is president of Intel’s Native American Network, Arizona chapter, and an engineering technician for Intel’s Assembly & Test Technology Development Module. Intel’s Native American Network showcases the diversity of Native American culture among Intel employees

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., August 14, 2015 – Speaking at a celebration of National Navajo Code Talkers Day, Intel engineer Jolene Begay announces the company’s investment in Science Foundation Arizona’s Code Talkers to Code Writers Initiative. Over the next three years, Intel will invest $250,000 per year at three Arizona high schools in the Navajo Nation to create pathways to computer science and engineering. Begay was joined onstage by one of the Navajo Code Talkers; Arizona Governor Doug Ducey; Ken Quartermain Jr. of Science Foundation Arizona; and U.S. Senator John McCain. PHOTO CREDIT: Intel Corporation