AMD Changing the Game Milestones to DateThe AMD Foundations AMD Changing the Game initiative has already seen greatsuccess with several nonprofit groups across the U.S.: Girlstart is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit organization created to empowermiddle- and high-school girls to excel in math, science, and technology. AMDfunded a summer camp ( http://) thatenabled 40 high school juniors to examine gender issues in gaming and explorethe power of video games to effect social change. Global Kids is a New York City-based nonprofit organization that seeks totransform urban youth into successful students and community leaders. The game focuses onhow citizens responded to disaster situations during Hurricane Katrina. Institute for Urban Game Design is a Washington, DC-based nonprofitorganization teaching science, technology, engineering and math skills throughthe hands-on creation of digital games. AMDs grant enabled 40 McKinley highschool students to apply their learning in 3-D modeling, animation and computerprogramming to develop games focused on the issue of energy usage http:// Science Buddies is a national, non-profit organization based in California'sSilicon Valley offering a variety of web-based tools that help K-12 studentsexplore science through research-based projects often done at science fairs andother school and community events. The AMD Changing the Game grant has enabledScience Buddies to launch a video and computer games interest area on its siteaimed at helping students understand and practice what is required to designdigital games.
AMD is also working with PETLab, a joint project of Games forChange and Parsons The New School, to create a Game Design and AnimationCurriculum for youth. The curriculum is expected to be available to educators in2009. For more information, including a video and other materials, see AMDChanging the Game.About AMDAdvanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is an innovative technology company dedicatedto collaborating with customers and partners to ignite the next generation ofcomputing and graphics solutions at work, home and play. For more information,visit http:// About the AMD FoundationThe AMD Foundation connects and empowers individuals with knowledge, therebyopening doors to opportunity. The Foundations signature program, AMD Changing the Game, supports initiativesdesigned to help youth harness the power of digital games with social content,while learning critical education Science, Technology, Engineering and Math(STEM) skills and life skills. The Foundation also funds the AMD Employee GivingProgram which supports AMD employees community interests by matching theirpersonal donations of time and money to local organizations and schools.
About Games for ChangeGames for Change (G4C) provides support, visibility and shared resources toindividuals and organizations using digital games for social change, givingspecial assistance to non-profits and foundations entering the field. G4C wasformed in 2004 and today acts as an international hub to help organizationsnetwork and develop video game projects beyond their traditional expertise.Today, G4C acts as an international hub to help organizations network anddevelop video game projects beyond their traditional expertise. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, and combinationsthereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are forinformational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitlystated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and noendorsement is implied.AMD Corporate CommunicationsCatherine Greenlaw, 512-602-2292 (PR)orRuth Cotter, 408-749-3887 (IR)Copyright Business Wire 2009. ) Note: The quotes in this article are fictional.On their way to a 3-1 record and a share of the AFC North lead, the Bengals have shown a flair for the dramatic, losing on a miracle, tipped-pass touchdown to Denver in week one, while beating the Steelers in the final seconds in week three, and winning on the final play in overtime last week in Cleveland, 23-20.“You may have heard that my team talked me into going for it on fourth down in overtime,” says Marvin Lewis.“I can pretty much be talked in to anything Heck, I took the Cincy job back in 2003. And I kissed Chad Ochocinco last year, but that was under the influence of quaaludes and champagne.