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

Austin, TX, Jun 11, 2013
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.

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

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.

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 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

Media Contacts:
Zafar Brooks
Hyundai Motor America
Office: 714-965-3584

Joe Foster
Finn Partners
Cell: 323-572-5361

Christine Byrd
MIND Research Institute
Office: 949-345-8636

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