During Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping recent visit to the United States, the State Department announced a $250,000 grant from the Wanxiang Corporation to the Committee to send California middle and high school teachers on a study tour to China. As a component of the State Department’s “100,000 Strong” Initiative, the Committee of 100 Wanxiang Teaching Scholars Program is based on a signed memorandum of understanding between Wanxiang and C-100.
The 2012 C-100 Summer Institute on China will be an intensive four-week program from June 18 to July 14, combining a week of lectures and instructional strategy planning in San Mateo with three weeks of travel and study in China. This year, in keeping with the Wanxiang sponsorship, the theme will be “Renewable Energy—Science and Policy.” The Wanxiang Group is a multinational Chinese auto parts and electric car manufacturer.
To date, Wanxiang has pledged $4.5 million in support of the “100,000 Strong” Initiative to increase the number of Americans studying in China. Read about recent gifts to support the 100,000 Strong Initiative in this February 24 State Department fact sheet.
California science and social science middle and high school teachers are invited to apply before March 23 for the 2012 Summer Institute. For information, contact: Karen Williams, San Mateo County Office of Education, (650) 802-5554, or firstname.lastname@example.org.