COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 2

February 4, 2005

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Lucent Global Science Scholars Competition

 

The Lucent Technologies Foundation is conducting the 2004-2005 Lucent Global Science Scholars Competition in the United States and in participating countries. The seventh annual international competition will identify the most accomplished graduating United States high school seniors in the areas of science and mathematics with an interest in careers related to information technology to receive the Lucent Global Science Scholar Award.

 

The program recognizes students exceptional achievements and abilities by awarding each Scholar $5,000 and a spot at the Lucent Global Science Scholars Summit. An outstanding learning experience, the Summit is an opportunity to spend one week at Lucent Technologies Headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, tour Bell Labs, and meet outstanding Bell Labs scientists, while observing the latest communications technology innovations.

 

In the United States, students must be finishing their senior year of high school and planning to enter their freshman year of college in the fall, in pursuit of their first degree. They must have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science and demonstrate a strong interest in careers related to information technology.

 

More information about the Lucent Global Science Scholars Competition and an application may be obtained at the

 

 

 

 

Lucent Global Science Scholars website, http://www.iie.org/Template.cfm?&Template=/programs/lucent/usa/index.html. The applications should be mailed to the following address so they are received no later than February 28, 2005:

Lucent Global Science Scholars Program

Institute of International Education

809 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017

 

For further information, please contact Eric M. Rhoades, Eric.Rhoades@doe.virginia.gov, science specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2676.

 

LW/yba