[Libs-Or] Mozilla invests in Eugene, Oregon

Charles Wood wuchakewu at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 22:10:12 PDT 2018

Mozilla just announced $90,000 in prizes for local inventors and educators
building tech-for-good projects in Eugene. They’re awarding grants that
range from $15,000 to $23,500 to Eugene Public Library, Lane Arts Council,
and other local organizations. There are five Eugene grants in total.
See: https://bit.ly/2H3XNP8

Here are just two of the prizes:

Opening Access to Virtual Worlds | Eugene, OR This project provides
training in the fields of virtual reality and video game development for
community members. Led by Eugene Public Library.

Real Time Wetland Restoration Mapping and Analysis | Eugene, OR This
project empowers at-risk students as environmental watchdogs. Teens will
use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to track land restoration
initiatives. Led by Bethel Education Foundation. Read more here:

It’s all part of the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund. See:

Says the Fund’s director, Lindsey Frost: “Each of these promising projects
leverages lightning-fast internet to make a positive impact in their
communities. This work — being led by libraries, nonprofits, and
for-profits — can create a more connected, open, and innovative Eugene.”

Thank you,

Charles Wood

OLA Communications
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