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WRITER: SOK LIN LIM
CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu

 

Release: Immediate

Local student attends PIVOT program at UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student's name) of (hometown) is one of 20 ninth graders to participate in the PIVOT: Powerful Innovations = Vision + Opportunity + Technology program at the University of Iowa this summer.

The PIVOT program, sponsored by GTE Foundation and the UI, is a two year, two -week per year residential program encouraging students to study mathematics, science and engineering in college. To build up the limited pool of minority technical talent, applications from minority students are especially encouraged.

The program is designed to strengthen students' science, problem-solving skills and high school achievement through usage of computers, technical facilities and interaction with professional scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technology information specialists.

Selection of students is based on school recommendations, students' essays, students' enthusiasm for the program, grade point averages and standardized test scores.

Each participant will be provided with scholarships covering the costs for instructional fees, room and board, instructional materials, library use, computer and laboratory fees as well as cultural/recreational activities.

For further information about the PIVOT program, contact the Iowa Secondary Student Training Office at (319) 335-0040

EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that a student in your readership area has been chosen to participate in the PIVOT program. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa students listed first.

IOWA

BETTENDORF: Christine McEchron

CEDAR RAPIDS: Shannon Boots; Josephine Ngo

COLUMBUS JUNCTION: Alexandra Braun

DES MOINES: Ryan Nemmers

GARBER: Todd Kulper

IOWA CITY: Yashaar Chaichian; Bediako Bilal-Majuru; Jessica Welburn

MARION: Chris Cornelius

WEST BRANCH: Helen Fuller

HAWAII

CAPTAIN COOK: Kimberly Citron

ILLINOIS

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS: Erica Lesley

MACOMB: Jabari Adams

MINNESOTA

ROCHESTER: Anthony Mueske

NEBRASKA

LINCOLN: Angel Schmidt; Rachel Shear

NEW MEXICO

ROWE: Fredricka Brandow

NORTH CAROLINA

HOPE MILLS: Rebecca Lowery

SOUTH DAKOTA

MANDERSON: Fawn Irving

7/10/97