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UNI to host Science, mathematics and technology symposium

October 30, 2003

Siobahn Morgan, UNI professor of astronomy, (319) 273-2389
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's 41st Annual Science, Mathematics and Technology Symposium will take place Thursday, Nov. 6.

At 3:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Central Ballroom, Ben Schafer, UNI assistant professor of computer science, will speak about the methods computer scientists use to sift through vast amounts of data on the Internet and other electronic media sources. The presentation is part of the symposium, but the public may attend free of charge.

Hundreds of Iowa high school students, their parents, teachers and counselors attend the annual symposium. During the event, high school seniors compete for four-year tuition scholarships in the sciences, mathematics or technology, as well as several partial-tuition scholarships in the sciences.

Competitors test in the morning. Finalists are interviewed in the afternoon. Scholarship winners are announced at the conclusion of the symposium. Participants also receive career information and introductions to programs, resources and faculty in the UNI College of Natural Sciences.

The symposium is sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences. Additional event information is available at