Oracle Education Foundation reaches students by collaborating with select schools and nonprofit organizations neighboring Oracle hubs. We offer in-person, virtual, and hybrid engagements that connect students to the talented people of Oracle.Visit our Partners page for more information
Oracle Education Foundation’s team of experienced educators designs curriculum for and with our partners. Foundation instructors deliver classes with the support of Oracle Volunteer coaches—technologists and businesspeople—who donate their time and talent to work with students.
Each Foundation class focuses on a technical topic. Students engage with software and hardware, and use technology as a tool to solve problems.
Foundation classes employ a user-centered, empathetic design-thinking methodology for problem solving.
Students engage in design challenges that also teach future skills such as how to make sense of loopy complex systems, build a pop-up crew, and befriend the machines.
Students emerge from Foundation classes with the first iteration of a prototype they developed using design thinking, technical skills, and future skills learned in their class.
Learn to write code to interact with the world around us using the Circuit Playground, an all-in-one microcontroller device.
Collaboratively create games to foster empathy and motivate positive behaviors in players.
Design and develop cross-platform mobile applications to help bring positive change to our world.
Utilize neural networks and build image classifiers that solve real-world challenges.
Create user-centered solutions in the form of smart wireless prototypes, leveraging real-time data in the cloud.
Turn ideas into tangible, three-dimensional prototypes using industry standard tools.
Students frequently present and demo prototypes designed and developed in Oracle Education Foundation classes at conferences and special events.
Ann Richards School students learn to write code that lights up neopixels, part of designing a solution for a high school athlete.
A d.tech student carefully examines her prototype.
Eastside students test their prototype of a smart backpack that uses a Circuit Playground device to remind hikers to maintain good posture.
Students from d.tech excited about the design challenge in their class.
d.tech students, with the support of an Oracle Volunteer, train their chatbot to teach school-aged children about wild animals in the Chatbots for Good class.
A student at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders gets the attention of an Oracle Volunteer.
Eastside College Preparatory School students enjoy a happy moment with an Oracle Volunteer.