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Fish Awards Space Camp Scholarships to Two Bronx Students

July 20, 2010

Press Releases

Fish Awards Space Camp Scholarships to Two Bronx Students

July 20, 2010

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New York, July 16, 2010 – Fish & Richardson announced today that two sixth grade students from St. Philip Neri School in the Bronx – Angellica Lara and Stephanie Toro – have been chosen to receive full scholarships to attend the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., at the end of July. The goal of the firm’s Space Camp Scholarship program is to get students excited about the fields of math, science and technology.

The students will travel with a teacher for the six-day Space Camp program, where they will experience simulated space shuttle missions, participate in programs on space exploration and learn about mission control. The students receive full tuition to Space Camp, roundtrip airfare and accommodations for themselves and their chaperones, spending money, and a “flight spacesuit” to bring home. For many of the students, the trip to Space Camp is their first experience flying in an airplane and seeing a different part of the United States.

“This is a terrific program that is as exciting for us as it is for these amazing students,” said David Francescani, Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s New York office. “We are looking forward to their coming to our office to report on their adventures, and we hope that this unique experience will encourage them to explore science and technology in their studies and in their careers.”

Fish & Richardson sends 30 students – from the 10 cities across the country where the firm has offices – along with chaperones to Space Camp each year. All of the schools that participate in the program are in economically disadvantaged areas. The students are selected by the firm based on a written application and an in-person interview. The students will visit the firm’s office when they return to “report on their mission.”

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