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CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
e-mail:steven-parrott@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Local student attends PIVOT program at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student's name) of (hometown) is one of 11 high school students 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. 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, enthusiasm for the program, grade point averages and standardized test scores. Each participant is 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.

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
COLUMBUS JUNCTION: Alexandra Braun
DES MOINES: Ryan Nemmers
GARBER: Todd Kulper
SOLON: Yashaar Chaichian


ILLINOIS
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS: Erica Lesley
MACOMB: Jabari Adams


MINNESOTA
ROCHESTER: Anthony Mueske


NEBRASKA
LINCOLN: Angel Schmidt; Rachel Shear


NEW MEXICO
ROWE: Fredricka Brandow

7/22/98