Fish & Richardson Sends 33 Students to Space Camp

Boston, MA, July 30, 2012 - For a 14th straight year, Fish & Richardson has awarded full scholarships to 33 students and their teacher chaperones from across the country to attend the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., this summer. The goal of Fish's Space Camp Scholarship program -is to get middle school students excited about the fields of math, science, and technology.

Fish attorneys select the scholarship winners based on a written application and an in-person interview. All of the students are from schools in economically disadvantaged areas in the 11 U.S. cities where Fish has offices: Atlanta; Austin, Boston; Dallas; Houston; Minneapolis/St. Paul; New York; San Diego; Silicon Valley; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. The scholarship winners spend six days at Space Camp experiencing simulated space shuttle missions, participating in programs on space exploration, and learning about mission control.

As participants in Fish's Space Camp Scholarship program, the students receive full tuition to Space Camp, round trip airfare and accommodations for themselves and their chaperones, spending money, and a "flight spacesuit" to take 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.