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Jim Mazzo Joins MIND Research Institute's Board of Directors
Date:2/26/2009

SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- MIND Research Institute today announced that Jim Mazzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO), was recently elected to MIND's board of directors. Mr. Mazzo is a strong believer in education. He serves on numerous boards and committees at the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and chairs the UCI Foundation's Board of Trustees, the Engineering Advisory Board Committee, and the Eye Institute Steering Committee. He is also serves on the board of trustees for Chapman University and the University of San Diego.

"'When you want something done, give it to the busiest person you know.' This saying is really true with Jim Mazzo, and the reason why MIND Research Institute welcomes him to our already distinguished board," said Ted Smith, Chairman and CEO. "Mazzo represents the biotechnology field, which depends on employees with strong mathematics and problem-solving skills, which the MIND education process teaches to all students. He is also a go-getter and doer -- two of the greatest qualities in a board member."

Mazzo remarked about his new position on the MIND board, "This is an organization that is solving a major problem in American education in an innovative and highly scalable way. I'm excited to be part of their success and anxious to bring my skills and talents to its high powered board."

About The MIND Research Institute

The MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education research based, non-profit corporation. MIND applies its distinctive visual approach to illustrating concepts and building problem-solving skills as the basis for innovative, research-proven math education programs for elementary and secondary schools. The programs include the ST Math patent-pending instructional software for K-5 students, ST Math : Algebra Readiness for intervention at the secondary level, and Algebra Readiness: A Blueprint for the Foundation of Algebra a comprehensive program featuring a tightly integrated textbook and courseware. MIND's visual approach taps into each student's innate ability to do spatial-temporal (ST) reasoning and problem-solving, and is effective at engaging students at all levels of language or academic proficiency. There are currently 450 schools in California, Texas and 17 other states, and more than 100,000 students and 4,500 teachers participating in the program. For more information, visit http://www.mindresearch.net.

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