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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pamela Hampton, Young Inventors’ Program® Director
March 14, 2006
Academy of Applied Science
Academy of Applied Science announces signature sponsorship with
Fidelity Investments, re-brands Young Inventors’ Program®
CONCORD—The Academy of Applied Science recently announced a partnership with Fidelity Investments on a
state-wide program designed to spark creativity, inventive thinking, and imagination in students grades K-8.
The Fidelity Investments Young Inventors’ Program®, presented by the Academy of Applied Science, reaches
more than 4,500 students statewide and provides teachers with a positive approach to helping students develop critical
thinking and problem solving skills by inviting them to invent solutions to everyday problems. An annual celebration and
awards ceremony is held for the student inventors each April.
Fidelity’s $10,000 sponsorship of the program was made possible through the Fidelity® Investments Innovation &
Technology Initiative. According to Fidelity Investments Regional General Manager Alison Stebbins, sponsorship of the
20-year-old Young Inventors’ Program is a testament to Fidelity’s commitment to education and workforce development,
particularly in the high-tech arena.
“At Fidelity, we recognize the important role technologists play in maintaining our leadership position in the
financial services industry,” said Stebbins. “By helping the Academy foster a passion for research, problem solving, and
invention at young age, it is our hope that students participating in events like the Fidelity Investments Young Inventors’
Program® will pursue studies and careers in math and science and eventually become part of New Hampshire’s high-tech
workforce.” Fidelity’s Merrimack, NH Regional Center, which is celebrating its ten-year anniversary in June, is home to
more than 4,900 employees. About one-third of those emplo