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For Immediate Release
9 March 2004

For more information, contact:
Oksana Hlodan, Editor,

Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education Week (ESTME) 2004 chooses for its gallery of recommended web sites

Washington, DC. Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education Week (ESTME) is a yearly national event in the U.S. that celebrates math and science learning. This year’s event is scheduled to run March 15–20.

ESTME’s web site describes planned celebrations, provides learning activities, offers an “ask a scientist” opportunity, and features a gallery of recommended web sites. Web sites are listed under subject categories, such as “the physical world” and “the universe.” was selected by ESTME staff and its partners for inclusion in the “living things” category along with other respected web sites, including PBS Evolution.

ESTME partners consist of contributing government and other agencies and organizations. They include the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of State, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Foundation, and Carnegie Institution.

The ESTME site will be in continual development until the event ends on March 20th. During development, educational organizations and U.S. government agencies will create and post activities and events to help parents, teachers, and professionals excite K–12 students about the opportunity to explore their world through math and science learning. The site will also include a letter from the president encouraging excellence in these subjects.

For information about, an education resource of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, contact the editor, Oksana Hlodan, at or For information about other AIBS education initiatives, contact Susan Musante, Education and Outreach Program Manager, at

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