Fish & Richardson Sends 33 Students to Space Camp

Boston, MA, July 14, 2014 - Fish & Richardson announced today that for a 16th straight year, 33 students and their teacher chaperones from across the country have been awarded full scholarships 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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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 - who received full tuition, round-trip airfare, and accommodations - will spend six days at Space Camp experiencing simulated space shuttle missions, participating in programs on space exploration, and learning about mission control.

"We have seen some amazingly gifted middle schoolers come through our Space Camp Scholarship program," said Peter Devlin, president of Fish & Richardson. "They are smart, engaging, and open to learning. We hope that they return from Space Camp with a greater appreciation for math and science. We know that they will return with new friends and great memories."