Hiawatha, Iowa, April 30, 2019 – Crystal Group, Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, is honored to announce the 2019 recipients of the Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship; Alec Jobbins, a junior at the University of California – Berkeley, and Chris Lopez, a sophomore at Iowa State University.
“By providing these deserving recipients with academic scholarships, we can empower new generations to innovate through their chosen field of study and service to their communities.” said Scott Kongable, president of Crystal Group. “It is our wish that this opportunity creates a long-lasting legacy for the next generation of gifted students. On behalf of the many talented people at Crystal Group, I extend congratulations to Alec and Chris.”
Alec Jobbins is currently a junior at the University of California – Berkeley and is majoring in mechanical engineering. Alec is an active member of the Berkeley Formula SAE Competition Team, designing and manufacturing formula race cars. He has also conducted research for an INSTAR Controls Lab at U.C. Berkeley. Alec will be interning at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory this summer and plans to graduate in May 2020.
Chris Lopez is a sophomore at Iowa State University studying computer engineering with a minor in music technology. This summer Chris will be working as a software engineering intern with Garmin. He plans to graduate in four years with just nine credits shy of a master’s degree.
To qualify for the Innovation Scholarship, applicants must be full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Business, Engineering, or related majors. Scholarship winners receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 payable directly to the institution in which they are enrolled. Winners were selected based on essays with additional consideration given to academic accomplishments, leadership and participation in both school and community activities.
Innovation Scholarship applications for 2020 will be available in January. Watch for complete details on crystalrugged.com at the following link: Crystal Group Scholarship.
About Crystal Group, Inc.
Crystal Group, Inc., a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product lifecycle planning, warranty, and support services.
Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards, including MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, and MIL-S-901; are backed by an industry-leading, 5-plus-year warranty with in-house support; and are manufactured in the company’s Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facility certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D quality management standards.
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