SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

October 24, 2007 13:52 ET

U.S. Education Secretary Spellings to Address Math, Science and Technology Education in New Jersey

Symposium Aims to Attract Students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fields

JERSEY CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - October 24, 2007) -


WHAT:       Liberty Science Center, Educational Testing Service (ETS), and
            Prudential Financial, Inc. will hold a symposium to encourage
            students to pursue academic study and careers in science,
            technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  The theme of
            the symposium is "I3 - Invest. Inspire. Imagine."  More than
            300 business leaders, public policy experts, education
            association leaders and community members will attend.

SPEAKERS:   The Honorable Margaret Spellings, United States Secretary of
            Education
            Lucille Davy, New Jersey Commissioner of Education
            Emlyn Koster, President and CEO, Liberty Science Center
            Kurt Landgraf, President and CEO, Educational Testing Service
            Arthur F. Ryan, Chairman and CEO, Prudential Financial
            Carmen Twillie Ambar, Douglass College Dean
            Robert Goodman, Bergen County Technical High School
            Aisha Huggins, Pre-Med Student, Rutgers University

WHEN:       Tuesday November 6, 2007
            11:30 a.m. Refreshments
            12:45 p.m. Secretary Keynote
            12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Symposium

WHERE:      Liberty Science Center
            Liberty State Park
            222 Jersey City Boulevard
            Jersey City, NJ

BACKGROUND ON EVENT SPONSORS:

About LSC

Dedicated to providing transformative experiences that connect schools and society with science and technology, Liberty Science Center is the New Jersey-New York City region's largest education resource. Motivated by an innovative philosophy and enabled by a $109 million expansion and renewal, Liberty Science Center is bringing the excitement of science to students, educators, families and adults in engaging new ways and establishing a progressive benchmark for the science center field. Visit www.lsc.org to learn more about Liberty Science Center, located in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ.

About ETS

ETS is a nonprofit institution with the mission to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research, and related service for all people worldwide. In serving individuals, educational institutions, and government agencies around the world, ETS customizes solutions to meet the need for teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools. Founded in 1947, ETS today develops, administers, and scores more than 50 million tests annually, in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. Additional information is available at www.ets.org.

About Prudential Financial, Inc.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with approximately $648 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2007, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management, and real estate services. For more information, please visit www.prudential.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tom Ewing
    (609) 683-2803

    Dina Schipper
    (201) 253-1278

    Harold Banks
    (973) 216-4833