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Jan. 19, 2007


                                                                                 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:          Mike Andrews
                        University Spokesperson
                                    (202) 274-5685          

                                    Donald Lehr
                                    (212) 967-8200
                                    dlehr@futurecity.org

NEWS ADVISORY:  TOMORROW – SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

FUTURE CITY COMPETITION AT UDC:
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT ENGINEERS
DETERMINED TO IMPROVE LIFE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Winning Team Represents WASHINGTON DC at National Finals in Washington, February 19-21

 

WHAT: National Engineers Week Future City CompetitionTM at the University of the District of Columbia – a non-profit educational program.

 

WHEN: Saturday, January 20.  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.   Best time for media coverage:

 

WHERE:    University of the District of Columbia, Van Ness Campus
                   UDC Firebird Inn, Building 38, B-Level, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW

WHO:     Students, guided by a teacher and a volunteer engineer mentor, have pointed to this day since the beginning of the school year.

 

WHY:      Future City, celebrating its 15th Anniversary, motivates interest in math, science, and engineering.  It’s also a surefire way to inspire students in all of their subjects.Students make a hands-on connection between their education and their future.

EDITORS NOTE:  Excellent visuals and positive story.  Large, colorful models packed with ingenuity.  Optimistic students, full of ideas, great interviews.  Their ideas are the future.  Come see for yourself.

CONTACT: Saturday on site: Stanley Onye / (240) 893-9514
                          In New York: Donald Lehr / (212) 967-8200 or (917) 304-4058 (cell)

 

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            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.