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University of Iowa News Release

June 17, 2003

Local Student Attends UI Engineering Academy

(Student name) of (hometown), a (year in school) at (name of high school), attended the University of Iowa College of Engineering's annual ACE (Ambassadors Connecting with Engineering) Academy of math, science and engineering for talented local high school students June 15-20 in Iowa City and the Quad Cities.

The program offers 21 Quad City and Iowa City area students, as recommended by their teachers, an in-depth study of math and science and includes those underrepresented in the field of engineering. Among other activities, the program establishes partnerships with local Quad City and Iowa City schools, industries, businesses and community programs, as well as the UI College of Engineering.

Participants receive mentors who correspond with them on such issues as leadership, higher education and science-related careers long after the formal Ace Academy session has ended. Ace Academy is sponsored by Alcoa and the UI College of Engineering.

EDITORS: ACE Academy participants are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with high school information included. Iowa students are listed first.

IOWA

Bettendorf
Jessica Barnes, junior, Pleasant Valley High School.
Rachel Chamley, senior, Pleasant Valley High School.
Samantha Goldstein, junior, Pleasant Valley High School.
Sunita Saigal, senior, Pleasant Valley High School.

Coralville
Samuel Claus, sophomore, Iowa City West High School.

Iowa City
Carolana Artz, junior, Iowa City City High School.
Jonathan Bassett, senior, Iowa City City High School.
Christopher Lu, senior, Iowa City City High School.
Dylan Martin, junior, Iowa City City High School.
Matt Menietti, senior, Regina Junior/Senior High School.
Anna Olson, sophomore, Iowa City City High School.
Kelli Parsons, sophomore, Iowa City West High School.
Annie Porter, junior, Regina Junior/Senior High School.
Kirsten Reimann, junior, Iowa City City High School.
Kristen Stauffer, senior, Regina Junior/Senior High School.
Adam Vranek, senior, Iowa City West High School.
Jonathan Wellburn, junior, Iowa City West High School.

ILLINOIS

Rock Island
Tiah Carlough, senior, Rock Island High School.
Jamere Clark, senior, Rock Island High School.
Aaron Dacon, sophomore, Rock Island High School.
Kathryn Patsche, senior, Rock Island High School.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 301, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, Writer, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu