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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces the 2015 Texas Instruments Scholarship Winners

Winning Robotics Students Hail from Louisiana and North Carolina

GREENVILLE, TX – May 12, 2015 – The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Texas Instruments Scholarships, which encourages students to share what they’ve learned through robotics to advance their knowledge of robotics engineering.

“The REC Foundation Scholarship Program continues to expand with new opportunities each year to assist students in their pursuit of a post-secondary degree,” 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 science, technology, engineering and math.”

The winners of the 2015 Texas Instruments Scholarship are: Joshua Osborne, FIRST Robotics Team 3468, from West Monroe High School in Louisiana and Evan Murphy, VEX Robotics Competition Team 5139, Jay M. Robinson High School in North Carolina.

“When I first joined the robotics team, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do in the future. I knew I liked computers and electricity, but I didn’t know how to apply myself in these areas,” said Joshua Osborne. “Working with Texas Instruments products has sparked my interest in electricity and how it flows through computer and robotics systems. Now I plan on majoring in a course involving electricity using the knowledge I have gained from participating in the robotics program.”

“As my VEX IQ Challenge team’s chief programmer, I work almost exclusively with TI’s TM4C microcontroller and download up to a dozen programs a day,” said Evan Murphy. “Participating in robotics has inspired me to pursue a computer science degree to help change the world. I’ve learned that with programming, anything is possible.”

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.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

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