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September 25, 2001
For Immediate Release

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Helen Worth
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
Phone: 240-228-5113 or


Jazz Concert to Benefit Scholarship Fund

Maryland MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) is sponsoring "Jamming' for Scholarships", a Jazz Concert featuring Norman Evans, on October 14, 2001 at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center. The Paul L. Dunbar High School (Baltimore City) Jazz Ensemble will make a special guest appearance. Proceeds derived from this inaugural concert benefit the Maryland MESA Scholarship Fund. The Fund is designed to assist deserving high school seniors who participate in the Maryland MESA Program and have been accepted in a college or university program with a major in math, engineering, science or technology. Continuous supporters of the fund include Sinclair Broadcasting Corporation (WBFF-TV), Baltimore County Public School System and the Chesapeake Bay Roost.

Modeled after a California program, Maryland MESA was founded in 1976 by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., with two schools in Baltimore City. Now in its 25th year of continuous operation, the program has expanded to 155 elementary, middle and high schools statewide. It is designed to motivate students, especially ethnic minorities and females, and enhance their math, science and engineering skills.

Contemporary Jazz Recording Artist, Norman Evans, has been performing as a solo artist since 1991. His "smooth jazz" will grab your heart and inspire your inner voice.

Maryland MESA is supported by universities, industries, community and educational organizations and is administered through a partnership of Maryland school systems, local colleges and universities, business and industry, government agencies, community organizations, parents and alumni. For more information visit http://www.jhuapl.edu/mesa/content.htm. For "Jamming' for Scholarships" information, contact D. Maria James: 240-228-5382.

The Applied Physics Laboratory, a division of The Johns Hopkins University, uses innovative science and technology to solve complex problems that present critical challenges to the nation. For information, visit www.jhuapl.edu.

Media Contacts:

Dee Reese
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
Phone: 240-228-5618 or
E-mail: dee.reese@jhuapl.edu