Boca’s Corbin Weir, An American Heritage Student, Wins $20K FPL Scholarship

[C.J. Weir and his family outward of their Boca Raton home. Courtesy: FPL].

BOCA RATON, FL ( (Source FPL) — American Heritage School comparison Corbin “C.J.” Weir has an additional $20,000 for college, pleasantness of FPL. Weir was comparison as a target of FPL’s annual robotics college scholarship. The warn was denounced as a train of vehicles flashy with streamers and balloons upheld in front of his home Thursday, including an FPL bucket truck. The eventuality culminated with a vast $20,000 check presentation.

Weir’s group coach and a drudge Weir’s group designed done a warn coming in his expostulate to honour him.

Weir has been concerned with robotics given his beginner year of high school. In further to participating on his robotics team, he has used his technical believe to learn at-risk children engineering basis by a Police Athletic League and founded a module to assistance comparison adults use intelligent phones and laptops. This fall, he will attend a University of Florida in Gainesville, majoring in electrical engineering. 

Weir is a fifth target of a annual FPL scholarship, that grants any leader $5,000 annually, totaling $20,000 over 4 years, to support via their college career.

FPL has a longstanding joining to ensuring students have entrance to effective robotics programs to expostulate rendezvous in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) curricula.

The grant is another further to a company’s flourishing impasse in this educational sector. Across a state, FPL sponsors 100 robotics teams, during all class levels, as good as several informal foe events. In many cases, STEM and robotics programs assistance mangle down barriers and yield some-more opportunities to traditionally underserved populations. FPL stays dedicated to ancillary STEM programs via a communities it serves.

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