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Top Students Earn Trip to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City
Ames, Iowa: Eighty-eight Des Moines, Denison and Marshalltown Science Bound students qualified to spend a day at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO, in recognition of their academic achievements. A semester grade point average of 3.75 or above, or a 3.625 over two semesters, earned students the privilege of an all-expenses-paid trip to the amusement park.
“We knew our young people were up to the challenge,” says Connie Hargrave, a professor at Iowa State and Science Bound’s director. Science Bound is Iowa State University’s premier pre-college program for increasing the number of ethnically diverse Iowa youth who pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The 88 potential STEM majors represent 36% of Science Bound’s high school participants. “Thanks to our partnership with CenturyLink, we were able to offer this group an immediate reward for academic excellence.”
The day was sponsored by CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S.
About Science Bound
Science Bound is Iowa State University’s premier pre-college program designed to encourage ethnically diverse Iowa students to pursue degrees in science, math, technology, engineering or agriculture. The program is supported by IPRT, Iowa State University, and corporate and private donors. For more information, visit sciencebound.iastate.edu.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers.
CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink’s customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country’s largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit centurylink.com.
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