RANDOLPH, N.J. - Douglas Electrical Components, Inc., specialists in producing engineered hermetic seals and bulkhead connectors for wires and cables, is proud to announce a partnership with the Randolph Education Fellowship to support students pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields. To launch this partnership, together they have offered the 2019 REF Douglas Electrical Components Scholarship, for which they are proud to announce a winner.
The goal of this scholarship is to provide support and encouragement for students pursuing a degree in engineering or computer science at any accredited 4-year college or university. Ed Douglas, the president of Douglas Electrical Components, has donated the $5,000 that makes this scholarship possible. Including this year's scholarship recipient, Douglas Electrical Components has donated a total of over $175,000 in engineering scholarships since 2014.
After reviewing this year's submissions, they have selected Randolph's own Anthony Sofia as the 2019 scholarship winner. Anthony is pursuing an engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and plans to use his degree to develop technologies that will improve the world.
“We are very happy to support Anthony in his pursuit of an engineering degree,” said Douglas. “He is a young man with remarkable qualifications.”
This partnership marks a new development in Douglas Electrical Components' ongoing efforts to support STEM education. Previously, these efforts have been focused on Dover High School, with the sponsorship of the Dover High School BOTBALL team (2012-2014) followed by scholarships for graduating seniors pursuing engineering degrees. Currently, Douglas Electrical Components is supporting four scholarship candidates with approximately $15,000 per year.
About Douglas Electrical: Founded in 1944, Douglas Electrical Components, Inc. is a third generation, family-owned company that pioneered the development and practical application of epoxy technology to electrical wire feedthroughs. Douglas Electrical Components is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer of UL- approved electrical and fiber optic feedthroughs, hermetically sealed connectors and cables, explosion proof wire assemblies and turnkey subassemblies.