TROY, Mich., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kelly Scientific Resources, a business unit of Kelly Services and the world leader in clinical and scientific staffing, today announced the winners of its Future Scientist scholarship program. Five college students earned scholarship awards through their written explorations of contemporary scientific topics.
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"Today's science students bring fresh perspectives to modern scientific thought, and our Future Scientists program develops and promotes their career opportunities," said Chris Jock, vice president of Kelly Scientific Resources. "We are pleased to provide these interns with career opportunities working alongside some of the world's finest scientific professionals."
The overall winner of the 2004 Kelly Scientific Resources Future Scientist scholarship is Carrie Goodson of Hillsboro, Mo. Enrolled as a biology student at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, Goodson's exceptional essay on human cloning earned her a $4,000 educational scholarship.
- Kevin Ma of Parkville, Mo., a recent graduate of Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Mo., and future biomedical engineering student at Johns Hopkins University, earned the $3,000 second prize scholarship.
- Maia Mahoney of Bethesda, Md., an electrical engineering and computer science student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), earned the third prize of $2,000.
- Chris Phillips of Indianapolis, Ind., a biology student at the University of Dayton, and Peng Song, of Redmond, Wash., enrolled in the Ph.D. program for computer science at Rutgers University, earned honorable mention prizes of $1,000.
Kelly's Future Scientist Program was established in 2000 to help connect entry-level science students with jobs, internships and research opportunities at major chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the United States. The program provides a bridge between the scientific expertise of students and professors in academia and the personnel and recruiting needs of the science industry.
Kelly Scientific Resources invites Future Scientist interns who are placed on temporary assignments nationwide with Kelly's industry partners to compete for scholarships by submitting essays on contemporary scientific topics. Scientific professionals at Kelly judge the essays and select an overall winner and four runner-up awardees.
To read the winning essays, or for further information on the Kelly Scientific Resources Future Scientist Program, please visit http://www.kellyscientific.com/ .
About Kelly Scientific Resources
Kelly Scientific Resources leads the world in dedicated scientific staffing, currently employing more than 5,000 scientists throughout more than 100 locations in 13 countries. Kelly Scientific Resources provides scientific staffing services on a temporary, project and full-time basis to a broad spectrum of industries, including biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, cosmetics, environmental, food sciences, medical/clinical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical. In addition, Kelly Scientific Resources operates the Kelly Science Learning Center, a distance learning campus offering science and management-related online courses. For more information on Kelly Scientific Resources and the Kelly Science Learning Center visit http://www.kellyscientific.com/ . Kelly Services, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Mich., offering global staffing solutions that include temporary services, staff leasing, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement.
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