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Contact: Dave Kramer, Sargent-Welch
Phone: 847-465-7528
e-Mail: [email protected]

Al Renshaw, Quantum Simulations, Inc.
Phone: 724-772-8014
e-Mail: [email protected]

SARGENT-WELCH PREMIERES QUANTUM ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TUTORING SOFTWARE FOR SCIENCE AT THE NSTA NATIONAL CONVENTION

Product Preview: Teachers and Students Receive Free 15-Day Trial to Quantum Tutors

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 23, 2005, Sargent-Welch, a VWR International company offering science education materials to K-12 and higher education, will introduce the Quantum Tutors at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Convention in Dallas, Texas, March 31- April 3, 2005, Booth # 3538.

Sargent-Welch will have multiple demonstrations of the Quantum Tutors for Chemistry (high school and college) and Applied Mathematics for Science (middle and high school) each day of the conference. Teachers and students can also visit the Sargent-Welch web site at www.sargentwelch.com for a Free 15-Day Trial of all 13 Quantum Tutor modules covering Scientific Notation, Equation Balancing, Oxidation Numbers, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry and more.

Sargent-Welch entered into a distributing partnership with Quantum in January 2005 to address the need for personal tutoring help in support of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) science assessments scheduled to begin in 2006-07.

Designed for classroom learning, at home study and teacher training, independent research shows that the Quantum Tutors can improve test scores by as much as 50%, significantly benefiting those students who struggle the most with chemistry and mathematics. The Tutors embody the proven teaching practices of Mr. Dale Holder, award-winning chemistry and mathematics teacher for over 35 years and are accessed over the Internet for use anytime, anywhere.

Key features of the Quantum Tutors include:

Enter Any Problem: Unlike other software systems that only offer a limited set of problems from which to choose, the Quantum Tutors accept any problem students need to work on, making the Tutors compatible with any curriculum.

Enter Your Own Work: Students can solve problems similar to how they would on paper. The Tutors provide individualized feedback for each step, create a transcript of all work identifying students' strengths and weaknesses in understanding scientific principles and help students improve problem solving skills.

Ask Questions: The Tutors create evolving lists of questions that change based on how students are approaching the problems. By teaching students to ask better questions, their knowledge of the subject greatly improves.

"We're already seeing tremendous interest and commitment from customers regarding the Quantum Tutors," comments Tom Trapp, National Sales Manager at Sargent-Welch. "The unique ability of the software to help students both in the classroom and at home where a teacher isn't available to help is very appealing to schools for improving performance for all students."

Sargent-Welch is currently accepting orders for the Quantum Tutors for the 2005-06 school year. Please contact [email protected] for more information. Online purchases will be accepted via the Sargent-Welch web site beginning June 30, 2005.

About Sargent-Welch
In business for over 150 years, Sargent-Welch is a full-line, all-discipline, supplier of science education equipment and apparatus. As a distributor of major brand name equipment and supplies in science education, the company can equip a school science room completely from benches and furniture to expendable supply items. For a virtual tour of the Quantum Tutors and Free 15-Day Trial of the software, visit www.sargentwelch.com.

About Quantum
Quantum Simulations, Inc. develops artificial intelligence (AI) tutoring, assessment and professional development software that empowers teachers and inspires students from middle school through college to improve their knowledge and appreciation for the sciences. Teacher tested and approved by educators across the United States, Quantum's AI software is proven in research studies to improve comprehension, problem solving skills and test scores by as much as 50%. Quantum's intelligent tutoring engines are integrated with existing web-based learning products, providing a strong competitive edge for distributing partners. A "technology think tank," Quantum is funded and supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. For a virtual demonstration of the Quantum Tutors, visit www.quantumsimulations.com/demo.html. To subscribe to the software, visit www.quantumsimulations.com/partners.html for a list of distributing partners.

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