The Persian Student Association at Stanford University presents:

"EMPOWERING the YOUTH of OUR HOMELAND"
Information Technology and the Internet for Education in Iran.

Tuesday, December 14th, 1999, 7:30-8:30pm

Professor Abbas Edalat, Imperial College, London
Science and Art Foundation (SAF)/
("Anjomane Elm-O-Honar")

at the Stanford University Faculty Club
on the Stanford campus

The Science and Art Foundation (SAF) is a US-registered non-profit charity organization that strives to provide Internet and information technology access for the youth in Iran. In its seven months of operation, SAF has created 7 computer labs in the inner city public schools in Tehran, Shar Ray, and Varamin.

Dr. Edalat, the founder of SAF, will speak of the organization's accomplishments and the future plans of SAF. The talk will be in English. Please read on for more information.


The Science and Arts Foundation, established in March 1999, aspires to enable youth in Iran to realize their full potential towards the highest degrees of scientific, technological, cultural, social and economic progress by providing access to information technology.

In this talk, Dr. Abbas Edalat will present full details on how SAF has provided, in its first seven months of activities, well-equipped computer sites and Internet access for 11 model state schools nearly all in deprived areas of Tehran, Shahre Ray and Varamin. These are the first schools in the country to go on-line. SAF has also set up School Information Centres at Sharif University in Tehran and is now setting up a similar one in Isfahan. These centres provide Internet access to schools, train teachers in information technology and the Internet, and download major educational and cultural Websites around the globe for use of school children in Iran. They will also be used to organise Internet based collaborative projects between schools in Iran and the rest of the world in scientific, environmental, cultural and artistic areas. Finally, Dr. Edalat will outline SAF's overall program of activities for the next two years.

In addition to giving this talk at Stanford, Dr. Edalat will be speaking at the following universities in the US:

December 10/11 Atlanta
December 12/13 University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles
December 14 Stanford University, (San Francisco Bay Area).
Stanford Faculty Club
December 17 Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), (Boston Area).
4-231 (Building 4, Room 231) 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
December 20 Columbia University, New York City.
Room 303 Hamilton Hall

DR. ABBAS EDALAT is Professsor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Imperial College, London, since 1997. Prior to coming to London, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Sharif University, Tehran (1987-88). He completed his PhD in Mathematics at Berkeley and Warwick University (UK) in 1986.

DIRECTIONS TO THE FACULTY CLUB AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY:

> From 280: Take Sand Hill Road Exit and cross over 280 and continue on Sand Hill and turn right on Santa Cruz Ave. Make an immediate left onto Junipero Serra. Turn left at the first stoplight, Campus Dr. West. Turn right at first stop sign (Santa Teresa St.). After the second stop sign (cross street is Lomita Dr.), turn right into parking lot. You will see two buildings as you pull into the parking lot, one on your near left (Bowman Alumni House) and the other one on your right (Black Community Services Ctr.). The Faculty club is located behind Bowman Alumni House.

> From 101: Take 101S to University Ave. Exit. Continue on University Ave. until it merges with Palm Drive (crossing El Camino). Turn right at Campus Drive. Continue driving until you get to Santa Teresa St. Turn left. After second stop sign (cross street is Lomita Dr.), turn right into parking lot. You will see two buildings as you pull into the parking lot, one on your near left (Bowman Alumni House) and the other one on your right (Black Community Services Ctr.). The Faculty club is located behind Bowman Alumni House.

A map to the faculty club


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