FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 05, 2014

Electronics Engineering Grant Recognizes, Rewards Creativity and Originality


Jameco Electronics offers $500 to assist a future engineer with educational expenses


BELMONT, Calif. – May 05, 2014Jameco Electronics today announced it had launched a competitive engineering grant program that awards $500 for designing and building an original do-it-yourself (DIY) electronics project.

The electronic components distributor established its $500 Engineering Educational Grant to support an engineering student with his or her educational expenses. The grant is open to anyone over the age of 18 that is currently enrolled or will be enrolled this fall to study engineering at a college or university.

To apply for the grant, participants must design an original DIY project and thoroughly document their process. Step-by-step instructions, a bill of materials, photos and a brief demonstration video are required as part of the submission. The project itself must meet criteria including using sensors, having an alternative energy element, automation, data monitoring and the ability to weather the outdoors. Complete rules and regulations, and how to make a submission, are available at Jameco.com/Grant.

The Engineering Educational Grant is one of many ways Jameco is activity encouraging the study of electronics. Jameco.com features a workshop section that includes step-by-step projects, puzzlers by Forrest M. Mims III, tech tips, reference guides, electronics lessons, and more – all available for free to everyone. Educational kits are also available for sale at competitive prices.

Through Club Jameco, an electronics project community, members can design, sell and learn about electronics projects. Members that have a question on a project or want to share a project idea can post on Club Jameco's collaborative discussion whiteboard and connect with others in the Jameco community.

About Jameco Electronics

Jameco Electronics is a privately-owned electronic component distributor located near Silicon Valley. Through Jameco's buying expertise and long history with manufacturers worldwide, high quality products are available at the lowest possible price to everyone – allowing individuals and the smallest companies the same competitive pricing typically reserved for the highest volume buyers. Jameco has built a strong reputation for giving customers a true choice by offering more than 50,000 products of the industry's most popular brand name components, as well as a large selection of in-stock house and generic brands. Learn more at Jameco.com.

Founded in 1974, Jameco is celebrating 40 years of serving millions of customers ranging from businesses to educational institutions to hobbyists.

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Media Contact:
Angela Avanzino, Director of Marketing, Angela@Jameco.com

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