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September 30, 2015
 

Raytheon awards 40 scholarships to FIRST® Robotics competitors from 18 states

Raytheon will award $1,000 individual scholarships to 40 high school seniors or full-time college students who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team.
The scholarship recipients hail from Alabama, California, Texas and 15 other states.
The 2015 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship program is aimed at FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) alumni pursuing undergraduate education as math, science, engineering or technology majors. FIRST is a series of international robotics competitions for middle and high school students.
Raytheon, a longstanding supporter of the FIRST Robotics Competition and Tech Challenge, sponsors and mentors about 30 teams each year. Seventeen Raytheon-mentored teams were among 600 teams from around the world who competed at the international championship in St. Louis, Missouri, this spring. The company has offered the Raytheon-FIRST Robotics Scholarship since 2003; to date, the program has disbursed almost $500,000 in scholarships.

This year’s recipients are:
* Alexander Anderson of Eagan, Minn., attending University of Rochester
* Alaleh Azhir of New York, N.Y., attending Johns Hopkins University
* Ameet Braganza of Santa Barbara, Calif., attending University of California: Los Angeles
* Nicholas Capdevila of Huntington Beach, Calif., attending California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
* Trevor Case of Palm Harbor, Fla., attending University of South Florida
* Matthew Castleberry of Hampton Cove, Ala., attending Auburn University
* Caroline Chu of Fullerton, Calif., attending Cornell University
* Andrew Cordray of Owasso, Okla., attending Oklahoma State University
* Keet Curtis of Bainbridge Island, Wash., attending University of Washington
* Adam Dai of Santa Barbara, Calif., attending California Institute of Technology
* Riley Davis of Lancaster, Mass., attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* Benjamin Domae of Cerritos, Calif., attending University of California: Los Angeles
* Carl Fee of Fairfield, Mont., attending Montana State University
* Brian Healy of Ledyard, Conn., attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute
* Seth Itow of Orange, Calif., attending University of Washington
* Mitchell Johnson of Flower Mound, Texas, attending University of Texas at Austin
* Claire Kerbs of Auburn, Wash., attending Washington State University
* Erick Locke of Huntington Beach, Calif., attending University of California: Los Angeles
* Blake Loncharich of Carmel, Ind., attending Webb Institute
* Martine Montgomery of Fleming Island, Fla., attending Georgia Institute of Technology
* Jeffrey Ng of Abington, Penn., attending University of Pennsylvania
* Stephanie Niu of Marietta, Ga., attending Stanford University
* Ryan Noe of East Peoria, Ill., attending Illinois Central College
* Derek Nola of Clovis, Calif., attending California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo
* Boris Perkhounkov of Iowa City, Iowa, attending Stanford University
* Amanda Piergallini of Maple Glen, Penn., attending Millersville University of Pennsylvania
* Rose Ridder of Port Townsend, Wash., attending Swarthmore College
* Andrew Rink of Puyallup, Wash., attending Washington State University
* Kent Roberts of Poway, Calif., attending University of California: Santa Cruz
* Casey Schneider of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., attending University of California: San Diego
* Joshua Schriever of Rock Rapids, Iowa, attending University of Northern Iowa
* Joshua Smith of Loveland, Colo., attending Colorado State University
* Richelle Smith of Los Altos, Calif., attending University of Southern California
* Anthony Stuart of Los Angeles, Calif., attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* Brian Su of Santa Barbara, Calif., attending Stanford University
* Himakeerth Tammineedi of Edison, N.J., attending Carnegie Mellon University
* Daniel Teal of Austin, Texas, attending University of Texas at Austin
* Amanda Tenhoff of Eagan, Minn., attending University of St. Thomas
* Luke Waguespack of Conifer, Colo., attending School of Mines
* Andrew Zeller of Green Bay, Wis., attending University of Alabama

For more information about the Raytheon-FIRST Scholarship Program, please visit www.mathmovesu.com.




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