Jun 18, 2007
Seagate awarded the scholarships to high- school students based on grade point average, financial need, community involvement and technical innovation/creativity. Applicants also submitted two essays - one about past school projects or extracurricular activities involving an innovative application of scientific principles, and one describing why they chose to pursue careers in engineering.
In addition to meeting academic and financial criteria, returning sophomores submitted an essay describing how the college experience to date has confirmed or altered their career plans within the engineering field.
All applicants had a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.
"We're very pleased to help these students academically pursue their chosen field," said Andy Davis, vice president of Design Engineering. "There's a real sense of pride and accomplishment among those of us currently working in engineering at Seagate, where the culture strongly supports innovation. I hope their enthusiasm grows into the same passion for these students as they discover their talents."
Recipients are: Tomasso Buvoli, Fairview High School in Boulder; Maria Mendez, Skyline High School in Longmont; Viliam Klein, Fairview High School; Andrew Bornstein, Longmont High School.
In addition, Seagate awarded scholarships to two past scholarship recipients to continue in the CU College of Engineering. Those recipients are Lynn Pruisner, who is currently pursuing chemical engineering; and Chelsea Goodman, currently pursuing mechanical engineering.
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