Students Compete in the 2008 Arizona Middle School Science Bowl at Arizona State University

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - April 7, 2008) - Arizona's brightest math and science students will be gathering on ASU's campus to compete in the distinguished 2008 Middle School Science Bowl on April 19, 2008, which has been proclaimed as Arizona Middle School Science Bowl Day by Governor Napolitano to help promote the values and importance of science and math education in the State of Arizona.

More than 5,000 students compete in the annual Middle School Science Bowl competitions nationwide. At least 12 teams representing schools throughout Arizona will be competing for a fully paid trip to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl® taking place in Denver, Colorado, June 19 - 22, 2008. The National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science. Teams are comprised of four students and a teacher, who serves as an advisor.

Dr. Matt Kim, Founder and President of QuantTera, will kick-off the event as the honorable guest speaker. Dr. Kim has a background in the microelectronics industry and has developed innovative LASERs, detectors and amplifiers, the enabling components for telecommunications. He is Chair of the Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster, a fully non-profit 501c3 for nanotechnology education of the general public. Dr. Kim received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and B.S. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University.

The 2008 Middle School Science Bowl is co-sponsored by Arizona companies Televerde and Solugenix Corporation, and organized by the Arizona Technology Council. Arizona's corporate sponsors are committed to equipping children with the proper resources so they can succeed academically. Visit for more information.


The Arizona Technology Council is the largest technology association in Arizona serving all technology sectors across the state representing nearly 500 member companies. The Arizona Technology Council is a member-driven, private, not-for-profit technology trade association. The Council focuses on the interests of technology companies, support firms, educational institutions and state-wide economic development groups that collectively form Arizona's technology community. For more information, visit


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For almost four decades, Solugenix has helped its clients succeed through tremendous changes in both technology and business environment. As one of the first IT consulting firms, Solugenix works hard to develop a professional culture that both respects and empowers our most critical resource, our people. Our ability to attract and retain highly skilled talented individuals is both a benefit for our clients and the envy of our peers. Solugenix was founded in 1969 by T. Russell Shields. It was known then as Shields Enterprises Incorporated, and later as SEI Information technology. Solugenix has offices in Arizona, California, Illinois, Canada and India. For more information, visit

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