Students Receive National Awards, Meet With Congressional Representatives to
Discuss Challenges Facing Gifted Students WHO: Seventeen students from across the country, all under the age of 18, will be honored on Capitol Hill with substantial scholarships ($50,000, $25,000 and $10,000) from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development for their significant contributions in science, mathematics, technology, literature, philosophy and music, including: * developing a promising brain cancer treatment by blending chemotherapy and gene therapy techniques; * building a sophisticated home security system that is superior to and more cost-effective than those customarily used today; * identifying a new way to deliver antibodies that combat Alzheimer's, possibly reversing the disease's effects; * conducting space experiments that flew on NASA and European Space Agency missions; and * proving a long-standing mathematical theorem that stumped the greatest minds for decades. WHAT: Davidson Fellows evening awards ceremony; Meetings with the Fellows' Members of Congress WHEN & Wednesday, September 28, 2005 WHERE: Members of Congress -- Meet with Davidson Fellows from their respective states or districts from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Capitol Hill. Digital photos available upon advance request. Library of Congress Awards Ceremony -- 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (media interview/photo ops start at 5:15 p.m.) Members Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE; sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Harry Reid (Nev.) INTERVIEW AND/OR PHOTO OPS:
To arrange an interview or photo op with any of the 2005 Davidson Fellows or a Davidson Institute spokesperson, please contact Kelly Burkett at 202-667-0901 (w) or 703-346-0655 (c).
The 17 Davidson Fellows include: * Kadir Annamalai, 17, Saratoga, Calif. -- Science * Maia Cabeza, 12, Chapel Hill, NC -- Music * Karsten Gimre, 12, Banks, Ore. -- Music * Brett Harrison, 17, Dix Hills, NY -- Mathematics * Stephanie Hon, 17, Fort Myers, Fla. -- Science * Benedict Huang, 17, Coram, NY -- Science * Heidi Kaloustian, 17, Canton, Mich. -- Literature * Tiffany Ko, 16, Terre Haute, Ind. -- Technology * Tudor Dominik Maican, 16, Bethesda, Md. -- Music * Lucas Moller, 17, Moscow, Idaho -- Science * Nimish Ramanlal, 17, Winter Springs, Fla. -- Technology * Justin Solomon, 17, Oakton, Va. -- Technology * Tony Wu, 17, Irvine, Calif. -- Technology * Fan Yang, 17, Davis, Calif. -- Science * Marc Yu, 6, Monterey Park, Calif. -- Music * Milana Zaurova, 17, Fresh Meadows, NY -- Science * John Zhou, 17, Northville, Mich. -- Science
Davidson Institute: Located in Reno, Nev., the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a nonprofit foundation founded in 1999 by educational software entrepreneurs Bob and Jan Davidson, authors of Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds. The Institute's mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people. For more information, please visit www.davidson-institute.org, or call (775) 852-3483 x. 424.
Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Bob and Jan Davidson http://profnet.prnewswire.com/ud_public.jsp?userid=340292 Colleen Harsin, M.A., MSW http://profnet.prnewswire.com/ud_public.jsp?userid=517928
CONTACT: Kelly Burkett, +1-202-667-0901, or cell, +1-703-346-0655, for
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
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