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AT&T Helps Re-Launch Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences



     AT&T Helps Re-Launch Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences

PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Support from AT&T will help
re-launch the Governor's School for the Sciences this summer, giving talented
high-school students from across Pennsylvania an opportunity to engage in
hands-on learning and research during the intensive, five-week program at
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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AT&T provided a $40,000 contribution to PGSS, Inc., a non-profit organization
led by alumni from the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS)
who have worked to reinstate the program for future students and create a
professional network for its alumni.

The work of PGSS, Inc. is aligned with AT&T's ongoing efforts to help prepare
students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – key
disciplines that are critical to the continued competitiveness of the
Commonwealth and to AT&T, according to J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T
Mid Atlantic.

"Simply put, STEM will drive this country – and Pennsylvania – forward,"
Schweder said.  "AT&T's commitment to education and STEM is as much a part of
our legacy as our future. Our support of PGSS will help prepare the next
generation of engineers, scientists and other innovators right here in
Pennsylvania.  We're excited to be part of this project."

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis said AT&T's support is
important to creating a pathway of opportunity for students interested in STEM
careers.

"Governor Corbett believes that programs that lead to careers in the sciences,
technology, engineering and mathematics are critical to Pennsylvania's
long-term economic success," Tomalis said.  "In the past, thousands of
Pennsylvania students attended the Governor's School for Sciences, and the
collaboration among AT&T, Carnegie Mellon University and PGSS alumni will help
build a solid foundation for students who take part in the program."

Tomalis added that applications are being accepted through February 15, and he
encouraged students to learn more at www.pgss.mcs.cmu.edu.

"Over the past 25 years, the professional accomplishments of PGSS graduates
have made a significant impact in fields of science, technology, engineering
and mathematics. PGSS alumni realize the incredible value a stronger presence
by employers and corporations will have in the restored PGSS program. We're
grateful for AT&T's support, and we look forward to working with the company
during this summer's program," said Maureen Ryan, executive director of PGSS,
Inc.

About PGSS, Inc.

The PGSS Campaign, Inc. is a non-profit organization that worked to reinstate
the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) for future students
and create a professional network for alumni.

PGSS is a rigorous summer program that will allow students to engage in the
sciences, be challenged intellectually, and develop personally. With
admittance based upon merit and not tuition or boarding expenses, PGSS allows
students to attend regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic
background.

Through private and public funding, we seek to reestablish PGSS as an annual
program that fosters scientific thinking, scholarly collaboration, and
interpersonal connections in our society while encouraging women and minority
students to consider scientific careers.

About the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences

The Pennsylvania Department of Education established the Pennsylvania
Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) in order to provide a summer
enrichment experience in the sciences and mathematics for talented
Pennsylvania high school students, and to encourage them to pursue careers in
the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The PGSS
program provides instruction in biological sciences, chemistry, physics,
mathematics, and computer science, with emphasis on collaborative learning and
team research.

The PGSS program has been hosted by the Mellon College of Science, at Carnegie
Mellon University each summer since its inception in 1982 until 2008. After a
brief hiatus, PGSS will return again for the summer of 2013. Program dates:
June 30 through August 3, 2013.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the
most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T
operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States
and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless,
Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile
Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. 
It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse^® and AT&T │DIRECTV
brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is
one of the most advanced in the world.

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About Philanthropy at AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening
communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T
has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities;
promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In
2011, more than $115 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and
AT&T Foundation-giving programs.

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SOURCE AT&T Inc.

Website: http://www.att.com
Contact: Dan Langan, For AT&T, +1-717-571-1743, dan@langanpublicaffairs.com;
or Maureen Ryan, PGSS Campaign, Inc., +1-412-336-8418,
maureen.ryan@pgssalumni.org
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