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DU PONT SPONSORS TEACHERS AT NSTA

 DU PONT SPONSORS TEACHERS AT NSTA
 WILMINGTON, Del., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Aided by a Du Pont


(NYSE: DD) grant, 37 science teachers from Delaware and three from nearby Pennsylvania school districts will join their colleagues from across the country at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) annual meeting later this month in Boston.
 The company and its plants are sponsoring more than 150 teachers from 65 communities and 28 states at the convention.
 Two local teachers, Rob Adams of Caesar Rodney High School and Marjorie Brielmaier of West Park Elementary School are on the convention agenda.
 "Du Pont's primary goal is to stimulate new ideas to make science teaching more interesting to both students and teachers," said John R. Malloy, senior vice president-Du Pont External Affairs.
 Early in the 1980s a series of national reports focused attention on the startling decrease in the number of teachers and students in science at the pre-college level. Business and industry were asked to help.
 Du Pont determined that activities in direct support of teachers would have the greatest impact and that attendance at NSTA meetings provided access to ideas, materials and other resources. The grant also helps to reinforce the status of the science teacher and the science agenda in the school.
 This is the ninth year Du Pont has sponsored attendance at NSTA. Sites work closely with their school districts on the program. Selection of the elementary and secondary school science teachers is based on merit as determined by school administrators.
 "Teachers are one of our most valuable resources," Malloy said. "Programs that develop elementary and secondary school teachers by providing access to new teaching tools will have the most immediate effect on today's students."
 Other Du Pont programs that support quality science education in Delaware are mini-grants ranging from $100 to $1,500 for grade K-12 teachers in Delaware; a five-day honors workshop on polymer chemistry and biotechnology at the Experimental Station; QUEST (Quest for Excellence in Science Teaching), a Delaware-based school/industry cooperative; and the Science Alliance a non-profit corporation in which volunteer scientists and engineers enhance science education by contributing skills and expertise to both teachers and students.
 Du Pont has supported education in science and engineering for more than 70 years. The company said it believes quality science education at all levels is the lifeblood on which its business is built, and that a basic understanding of the sciences enables people to make intelligent decisions about the role technology will play in their lives. Du Pont has sponsored more than 1,600 teachers at 15 NSTA national and regional conventions since the program began in 1984.
 The NSTA sponsorship program is part of a corporate aid-to- education program that distributes more than $15 million worldwide annually. In 1992, Du Pont expects to contribute $2 million to support programs aimed at enhancing the quality of science and math education for pre-college students. The remaining funds primarily support colleges and universities.
 AREA DU PONT SPONSORED TEACHERS ATTENDING 1992 NSTA
 DELAWARE
 Brandywine School District:
 Dottie Emsley Lombardy Elementary School
 Jane Carey Lancashire Elementary School
 Stan Arasim P.S. duPont Elementary School
 Red Clay School District:
 Michael Izzo Wilmington High School
 Jim O'Donnell Dickenson High School
 J. Laurice Scott McKean High School
 Christina School District:
 Janette Pyle Glasgow High School
 Marjorie Brielmaier West Park Elementary School
 Margaret Price Bancroft Intermediate School
 Colonial School District:
 Madelyn Remsberg Gunning Bedford Middle School
 Aletha Ramseur New Castle Middle School
 Carol Rothschild William Penn High School
 Appoquinimink School District:
 Susan Townsley Silver Lake Elementary
 Deborah Heverin Redding Middle School
 Christine Shalk Cedar Lane Elementary School
 Susan Beson Townsend Elementary School
 New Castle County Voc. Tech. School District:
 Jeffrey Byrum Delcastle Technical High School
 Anne Collier Howard Career Center
 Mae Hall Hodgson Technical High School
 John Reiher Delcastle Technical High School
 Independent Schools:
 Earl Carpenter Salesianum High School
 Kay Dunkle Tatnall School
 Susan Rice Padua Academy
 Leslie Fundakowski Padua Academy
 Denise Santa Barbara Padua Academy
 Barbara Gottemoller Padua Academy
 Jean Piziak Padua Academy
 Sarah Rice Padua Academy
 Delmar School District:
 Rachel Wood Delmar Junior-Senior High School
 Cape Henlopen School District:
 Jane Brandt Cape Henlopen High School
 Woodbridge School District:
 Dale Kovalich Woodbridge Elementary School
 Capital School District:
 William Philips Dover High School
 Caesar Rodney School District:
 Jack Baker Caesar Rodney Junior High School
 Rob Adams Caesar Rodney Senior High School
 Indian River School District:
 Donna Castro Sussex Central High School
 Sussex County Voc. Tech. School District:
 Steve Huff Sussex Technical High School
 John Tillman Sussex Technical High School
 Lake Forest School District:
 Baxter Smith W.T. Chipman Junior School
 Milford Schood District:
 Tommye Staley Milford High School
 Smyrna School District:
 Paulette Arnold Smyrna High School
 Laurel School District:
 Melinda Thorton Laurel Central Middle School
 Kent County Voc. Tech. School District:
 Kathy Griffin Kent Center Vocational Technical High School
 PENNSYLVANIA
 Unionville-Chadds Ford School District:
 Maryanne Facciolli Unionville-Chadds Ford High School
 Kennett School District:
 Joyce Labar Kennett High School
 Garnet Valley School District:
 Carol Murphy Garnet Valley High School
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