BOSTON, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson announced today that for a 15th straight year, 33 students and their teacher chaperones from across the country have been awarded full scholarships and attended 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.
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, roundtrip airfare, and accommodations – spent six days at Space Camp experiencing simulated space shuttle missions, participating in programs on space exploration, and learning about mission control.
"Fish started the Space Camp Scholarship program in 1999 and every year we feel privileged to provide this unique opportunity for these very impressive students," said Peter Devlin, president of Fish & Richardson. "We hope that this once-in-a-lifetime experience will encourage the students to keep exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and consider a career in these growing fields."
Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP). Founded in 1878, Fish's early clients included Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. The firm has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation. Fish is consistently singled out for its superior technical expertise and great results, and has been named the top patent litigation firm in the country for nine consecutive years, the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice. For more information, visit www.fr.com or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.
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