Hyundai and MIND Research Institute Will Announce Major Education Initiative at US News STEM Solutions

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On June 18, Hyundai Motor America and the nonprofit MIND Research Institute will announce a major partnership to improve math success for high-need elementary school students across the country

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The JiJi Veloster features JiJi the penguin from MIND Research Institute's ST Math games on a Hyundai Veloster. #HyundaiLovesJiJi

WHAT:
Hyundai Motor America and the nonprofit MIND Research Institute will announce a major new partnership to improve math success for high-need elementary school students across the country. Early math skills are proven to be the strongest predictor of later academic success and high school graduation – even greater than early literacy or social behavior. Hyundai, which is committed to improving high school graduation rates through its charitable contributions, has previous experience supporting elementary math education by putting MIND Research Institute’s proven, game-changing ST Math instructional software program in six schools in Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif., and Washington, D.C. Their new joint initiative will be announced at the US News STEM Solutions 2013 national summit in Austin, Texas, which aims to connect the dots between science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers.

WHEN:
1-1:30 p.m., Central Daylight Time
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WHERE:
Main Stage, Exhibit Hall 1
US News STEM Solutions 2013
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas

Can’t attend? Follow updates at the hashtag #HyundaiLovesJiJi and #STEMsolutions13.

WHO:     
Zafar Brooks, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Inclusion, Hyundai Motor America
Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, MIND Research Institute
Linda Rosen, Ph.D., CEO, Change the Equation

About MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education research-based, non-profit corporation. MIND applies its distinctive visual approach to illustrating math concepts and building problem-solving skills as the basis for innovative, research-proven math education programs for elementary and secondary schools. MIND’s programs currently reach over 500,000 students and 21,000 teachers in more than 1,780 schools in 30 states. For more information, visit http://www.mindresearch.net.

About Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services made possible by the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform, complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit http://www.HyundaiAssurance.com.
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