Genius Loves Company: Students Honored At Library Of Congress For Contributions To Society

Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ --

 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, 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
Colleen Harsin, M.A., MSW

CONTACT: Kelly Burkett, +1-202-667-0901, or cell, +1-703-346-0655, for
Davidson Institute for Talent Development

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