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DAYTON — Riverside Research — a not-for-profit company with facilities in Beavercreek — awarded two scholarships to Central State University for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The scholarships are reserved for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math STEM disciplines.

“Our academic heritage and 47-year commitment to STEM education and training aligns perfectly with the mission of Central State University,” said Richard Annas, Riverside Research President. “All of our university partnerships and community outreach efforts are founded on a shared vision to develop a strong, sustainable, and innovative technical workforce. We are honored to help Central State students answer their call to ‘Service…Protocol…Civility.’”

Central State University has a robust undergraduate STEM program. The University’s Center for Emerging Technologies is one of nine state-designated STEM Centers of Excellence, a designation that recognizes the University’s prominence in graduating students in the STEM fields in Ohio. Additionally, the University’s International Center for Water Resources Management is designated by U.S. Congress as the lead institution in applied remote sensing technologies research for solving water management problems in the arid western states for the U.S. Department of Interior.

Anthony Fairbanks, Central State’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, accepted the check alongside Cato Mayberry, Director of Development.

“We appreciate Riverside Research’s commitment to Central State University,” said Fairbanks. “This generous contribution will directly support the learning experience of two STEM scholars.”

“On behalf of the University, I too am grateful to receive student scholarships and equally excited to have an opportunity to collaboratively explore the possibilities of additional student internships, development, and more,” added Mayberry.

Central State STEM scholar candidates must be US citizens, at their junior level, with a history of community involvement and a minimum 3.0 GPA maintained throughout the scholarship.

Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the United States government, is a nationally recognized leader in the development, presentation, and maintenance of DOD-approved course materials at all classification levels. As an industry member of the technical community and corporate citizen of the Dayton Region, Riverside Research provides mentor-guided internships, curriculum development, and adjunct professors to many Dayton-based colleges and universities, including Sinclair and Clark State Community Colleges, the University of Dayton, Wilberforce University, and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

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