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Fish & Richardson awarded full scholarships to three Wilmington middle school students—Adriauna Archie, Michaeja Chamblee and Martiana Olsen—to attend the U.S. Space & Rocket Center space camp in Huntsville, Alabama, this summer.

The goal of Fish & Richardson’s space camp scholarship program—which the firm has run for 20 consecutive years—is to engage middle school students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, said the firm in a press statement.

The firm launched the space camp scholarship program in 1999 and has since sent over 500 students to space camp on full scholarships.

Fish & Richardson attorneys, including Warren Mabey Jr., who leads the program in Delaware, select the scholarship winners based on written applications and in-person interviews. Each year the firm sends 33 students—from economically disadvantaged areas in the 11 cities across the country where the firm has offices—along with teacher chaperones to space camp. In Wilmington, the students were selected from P.S. duPont Middle School, which provides opportunities for students to excel both academically and socially. The scholarship winners—who received full tuition, round-trip airfare and accommodations—spent six days at space camp experiencing simulated space shuttle missions, participating in programs on space exploration and learning about mission control.

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