Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gates FIRST Robotics Scholarship

Gates is offering up to three $2000 scholarships for seniors that participated in the 2010 FIRST Robotics competition and used a Gates belt drive component on their competition robot. These are merit based scholarships, and require that students answer one of two "challenge" questions posed in the application. One challenge question is straightforward and asks students to explain how a belt can be used to transfer energy from a common power source. The other challenge question provides a situation in which the students have creative license on how to solve a problem using belts. Gates feels that with the option of two questions, students have the ability to approach the application in a creative manner that suits them best, and showcases their ingenuity to Gates. For more information on the scholarship, please visit .

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