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GREENVILLE, TX – June 10, 2015 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Chevron Scholarships, which included two awards of $5,000 each for high school juniors or seniors intent on pursuing a degree related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in college.
“The REC Foundation Scholarship Program continues to expand and we are grateful to partners like Chevron who make this opportunity possible,” said Jason Morrella, president of the REC Foundation. “I congratulate the 2015 scholarship winners and wish them much success as they prepare for a future career in STEM.”
The winners of the 2015 Chevron Scholarships are: Nicholas Capdevila, VEX Robotics Competition Team 9983 and FIRST Team 3309, from Servite High School in California and Daniel Jacintho, VEX Robotics Competition Team 2443 and FIRST Team 2443, from Maui High School in Hawaii.
“Through participation in the VEX Robotics Competition, I’ve gained an appreciation for the field of robotics and engineering in general,” said Daniel Jacintho. “VEX Robotics has taught me that anything is possible; through hard work and perseverance, difficult problems can be conquered.”
“The VEX Robotics Competition has given me a sneak peek into the field of engineering. It’s all about thinking, planning, designing and applying mathematics,” said Nicholas Capdevila. “Combined with the excitement, passion and fun of competition, the whole experience has inspired me to pursue engineering in college.”
The 2015/2016 season is now open with VEX IQ Challenge Bank Shot and VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net. The new games were announced at VEX Worlds in Louisville, Kentucky on April 17, 2015. For more information about the REC Foundation and the scholarship program, please visit www.RoboticsEducation.org.
About the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. The REC Foundation develops partnerships with K-12 education, higher education, government, industry, and the non-profit community to achieve this work.