Fish Awards Space Camp Scholarships to 30 Students

Boston, MA, July 20, 2010 - Fish & Richardson announced today that 30 middle school students from across the country 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 Fish's Space Camp Scholarship program is to get 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 cities where Fish has offices: Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Dallas; Houston; Minneapolis/St. Paul; 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.

"We started our Space Camp Scholarship program in 1999 and it is one of the most satisfying charitable programs we run each year," said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "These students represent our future and we hope that this experience will encourage them to explore science and technology for the rest of their lives."

As participants in Fish's Space Camp Scholarship program, the students receive full tuition to Space Camp, roundtrip 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.