Fifty-Five Students From Around the World to Attend Lucent Technologies' Sixth Annual Global Science Scholars Summit

Jul 21, 2004, 01:00 ET from Lucent Technologies

    MURRAY HILL, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The sixth annual
 Global Science Scholars Summit begins Friday, July 23, at Lucent Technologies'
 headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J.  This year's 55 students come from 14
 countries outside the United States -- Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany,
 India, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and
 the United Kingdom -- and 12 U.S. states.
     Students were selected to receive the Lucent Global Science Scholars award
 and attend the summit for their achievements in science and math.  Sponsored
 by the Lucent Technologies Foundation, the Global Science Scholars program
 supports exceptional students who are planning to pursue careers in
 information and communications technologies.
     During the weeklong summit, students will interact with Bell Labs
 scientists and researchers, tour laboratories, attend panel discussions and
 participate in a cross-cultural event designed to learn more about the
 scholars' diverse cultures.  Students will hear a presentation on the world of
 nano-science from Horst Stormer, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist.  Stormer
 shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the fractional
 quantum Hall effect.
     The scholars also will work alongside Bell Labs scientists conducting
 research into areas including silicon micromachines, dense wavelength division
 multiplexing, molecular beam epitaxy, plastic electronics, biomimetics and
 large-scale data analysis.  Students will work collaboratively with other
 multinational scholars on a research project and based on their own
 observations, will prepare presentations that outline their findings.
     Among the honorees are students who have participated in prestigious math
 and science competitions, graduated as valedictorians of their class, received
 National Merit Scholarships, have patents pending, have published papers and
 held leadership positions on sports teams and in other clubs at their schools.
 Many scholars are also active volunteers in their communities.
     "It is a privilege for us to be able to recognize these students, who are
 among some of the brightest young people in the world," said Chris Park,
 president of the Lucent Foundation.  "It is an amazing opportunity for these
 scholars to meet and work with other students from around the world, learn
 from respected researchers and scientists, and spend a week at Bell Labs,
 where innovation is an important part of our history and continues each day.
 This program encourages the next generation of scientists, and that is
 essential to our future."
     The Global Science Scholars competition is open to all U.S. high school
 students, and to students at selected universities in 14 countries outside the
 United States.  Scholars were selected by independent panels of judges based
 on their potential for future contribution to the fields of information and
 telecommunications technology, how well rounded they are, as well as their
 overall academic achievement.  That includes their grade point average, as
 well as their enrollment in honors, advanced placement and college courses.
     In addition to receiving an expense-paid trip to the Summit, students
 receive a $5,000 award and are offered a paid internship at a Lucent location
 in their home country, where possible, in the year following their selection.
 For a complete list of this year's scholars, please go to:
     About the Lucent Technologies Foundation
     The Lucent Technologies Foundation is the charitable arm of Lucent
 Technologies.  With a primary focus on education and youth development, the
 Foundation supports programs in Lucent communities around the globe.  For more
 information on the Lucent Foundation, visit its Web site at:
     About Lucent Technologies
     Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and
 software that drive next-generation communications networks.  Backed by Bell
 Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical,
 software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to
 create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling
 them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks.  Lucent's customer
 base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises
 worldwide.  For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has
 headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit
     About the Institute of International Education
     The Institute of International Education (IIE), a New York-based non-
 profit organization, manages the GSSP program in partnership with the Lucent
 Technologies Foundation. IIE is the largest and most experienced educational
 exchange organization in America. It administers the Fulbright Fellowships for
 the U.S. Department of State, as well as 250 other programs for sponsors in
 the public and private sectors, and provides information on study abroad
 through its Web site:

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