Award Program to Recognize the Outstanding Minnesota High School AV/Media Coordinator
Minneapolis, MN, September 2, 2010 – Alpha Video, a leading professional video systems integrator, announced today a new program to recognize the Outstanding High School AV/Media Coordinator in the State of Minnesota. The program was announced in cooperation with the getSTEM web portal, a website established to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in Minnesota schools.
The program will select one high school AV/Media coordinator for the effective and innovative implementation of audio, video and media technology. It is open to all high schools in Minnesota. The entry form is available online at www.alphavideo.com/av-award. Entries must be submitted by October 1.
Commenting on the new award program, Stan Stanek, President & CEO of Alpha Video, said, “Most high school principals will tell you that the AV/Media Coordinator is a highly valuable, although sometimes under recognized member of the high school staff. Working in the background, the AV/Media person can be called on to install a sound system, operate a production studio or even manage a video distribution network. This award will shine a spotlight on this essential position that helps a high school to run efficiently.”
The program is being sponsored by Sharp Electronics Corporation (www.sharpusa.com/forbusiness), PolyVision, Inc. (www.polyvision.com) and Extron, Inc.(www.extron.com) The high school for the award winner will receive a Sharp PGD2510X projector, a PolyVision interactive whiteboard and an Extron PoleVault system.
The winning coordinator will received a plaque on Wednesday October 27 at Alpha Video’s Education Summit which is being held this year in conjunction with InfoComm’s AVWeek. AVWeek is an international celebration of the AV industry organized by InfoComm International. The winner will also be acknowledged during the annual TIES conference in December.
About Alpha Video
Alpha Video & Audio has been a professional video systems provider and integration specialist since 1970. Alpha specializes in products, systems and services for video and digital media content creation, distribution and management. Alpha Video is headquartered at 7711 Computer Ave, Edina, Minnesota 55435. (800) 388-0008 or (952) 986-9898. www.alphavideo.com.
About getSTEM Web Portal.
www.getSTEM-mn.com or “getSTEM,” is a web portal designed to connect Minnesota educators with science and technology businesses, in order to better prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). getSTEM is a partnership between the Minnesota High Tech Association and the Minnesota Department of Education. Teachers may use the website to create postings to ask for community assistance in having materials donated to their classroom, guest presentations, volunteers for field trips and much more. Local businesses use the website to offer their K-12 outreach programs that teachers may incorporate into their classroom.
About InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org and www.avweek.org.