ScienceSouth To Receive Funding From AT&T SC

Grant will sponsor ScienceSouth on Wheels programs in the Pee Dee

Florence, SC, September 10, 2010- On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 AT&T SC will announce funding for ScienceSouth on Wheels. The press conference will begin at 9:00 am at Carver Elementary School in Florence.

“ScienceSouth is very pleased with the generous support from AT&T. This funding allows ScienceSouth to continue to advance its mission of improving the science and technology skills of our children who will be our future leaders,” said Jim O’Loughlin, chairman ScienceSouth Operating Board. “AT&T is to be commended on its support of this most important initiative, particularly at this time when economic challenges are placing tremendous pressure on our educational system.”

Funding from AT&T SC will be used to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through ScienceSouth’s outreach programs.

“Education goes so much further than the classroom,” said Pamela L Lackey, state president, AT&T South Carolina. “Working with ScienceSouth, through projects like Science on Wheels, emphasizes our commitment to helping educate all our youth and better prepare them for the future by bringing the classroom to them,” said Lackey. “These children are tomorrow’s leaders. AT&T recognizes this and invests in projects that support the STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering, and math.”

The following school districts will receive grant programming: Florence School District One, Florence School District Two, Florence School District Three, Florence School District Four, Florence School District Five, Dillon School District One, and Williamsburg County School District.

About ScienceSouth
Established in 2000, ScienceSouth is a nonprofit educational organization with the mission to advance scientific understanding and increase the competitiveness of future generations in all areas of science. ScienceSouth provides hands-on, minds-on standards based programs to schools across the area via ScienceSouth on Wheels.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. 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 fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, 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. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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