May 12, 2008
Two students from St. Vrain Valley School District also received Seagate Scholarships. Each of the five students will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Students were selected based on grade-point average, financial need, community involvement and technical innovation/creativity.
Scholarship recipient Kelli Fischer is valedictorian of her class at Centaurus High School in Lafayette. Fischer’s dream is to use her mechanical-engineering degree to improve the environment. “Engineering has endless humanitarian and global opportunities that will allow me to help people and places in need,” she said.
Christin Kapatayes, a senior at Broomfield High School, was inspired to pursue a career in engineering after seeing a documentary on man-made islands in Dubai that are shaped like palm trees. “Whether engineering a bridge or being one of the countless minds behind a land-reclamation project, I am enthusiastic to serve the world and its people, one engineering project at a time,” said Kapatayes.
Erika Yamasaki, a senior at Boulder High School, is planning to pursue a computer-science degree at CU-Boulder. “Computer science has a unique ability to bring ideas together, solve problems and exchange information, and thus it is like piecing together a series of jigsaw puzzles. However, unlike typical puzzles, the solutions are infinite, and allow for individual interpretation and style,” Yamasaki said.
In addition to the $2,000 scholarship, recipients will receive one of Seagate’s latest products, a 1-Terabyte FreeAgent Pro external storage solution. With advanced features and software, this hard drive offers extra storage capacity for digital video, photos and MP3 files, as well as the latest storage-intensive video games.
“We’re very excited about this opportunity to offer support to students in our community who have a passion for the sciences, an innovative spirit and an interest in applying technology in ways that will benefit society,” said Andy Davis, Seagate vice president of Design Engineering.
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