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.
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
CAPTAIN COOK: Kimberly Citron
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS: Erica Lesley
MACOMB: Jabari Adams
ROCHESTER: Anthony Mueske
LINCOLN: Angel Schmidt; Rachel Shear
ROWE: Fredricka Brandow
HOPE MILLS: Rebecca Lowery
MANDERSON: Fawn Irving