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U.S. Student Wins 1997 Stockholm Junior Water Prize; Stephen Tinnin of Oklahoma Tops European Competitors


        STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- 16-year-old Stephen Tinnin of
    Bartlesville, Oklahoma, won the first Stockholm International Junior Water
    Prize, the preeminent water science award for high school students globally.
    It was announced yesterday by Her Majesty, Queen Silvia of Sweden, during a
    ceremony at Stockholm's National Museum of Natural History.
        Tinnin competed with students from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands,
    Norway, England, Poland and Sweden for the $5,000 prize, which previously had
    been limited to Swedish entrants.
        "Mr. Tinnin devoted three years to his study and produced an impressive
    and thorough body of work," said Thomas R. Martin, vice president and director
    of corporate relations for ITT Industries, international sponsor of the Prize.
    "Overall, we were delighted by the imaginative and thoughtful submissions
    provided to us by a remarkable group of young people."
        Young adults up to the age of 20 competed with working environmental
    models in this international competition.  Tinnin's project investigated areas
    of potential harm to the environment by pesticide contamination.  The high
    schooler focused on the embryos of sea urchins, examining their vital
    functions, including the performance of the egg, sperm, hyaline layer,
    fertilization membrane and overall development.  From his study, he proved
    there was a direct correlation between the reproductive rate of sea urchins
    and water pollution.
        The 1997 finalists represented in Stockholm were the winners of national
    contests held in each of their countries.  Tinnin won the U.S. competition
    early this summer at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
    held in Louisville.
        The water science projects are judged by an international nominating
    committee, consisting of representatives from ITT Industries (USA), the Water
    Environment Federation (USA), Helsinki Commission (Finland), WaterAid
    (England), The University of Stockholm, University of Kalmar (Sweden) and the
    Young Scientists Association.
        The Stockholm Water Foundation was established in 1990 to encourage
    research and involvement in questions regarding the world's water environment.
    The foundation awards the Stockholm Water Prize to a person or organization
    that has made a significant contribution to the preservation of global water
    resources.  In 1995, the Foundation added The Stockholm Junior Water Prize to
    encourage the involvement of young people in their commitment to environmental
    preservation.  This is the first year the junior Prize is geared to
    international competition.
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    manufacturing company, with 1996 sales of $8.4 billion from its three primary
    business segments: fluid technology, automotive and defense and electronics.
    ITT Industries' automotive business is one of the world's largest independent
    suppliers of systems and components to automotive manufacturers.  In the
    defense and electronics area, ITT Industries is a leader in the design,
    manufacture and support of high technology electronic systems and components
    for defense and commercial markets.
    SOURCE  ITT Industries, Inc.

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