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On target: Staples senior wins national tech award for archery bow design

Published 1:24 pm, Monday, June 24, 2013
  • Michael Colley, a 2013 Staples High School graduate, has been named a Making the Future Scholar by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Westport CT. June 2013. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    Michael Colley, a 2013 Staples High School graduate, has been named a Making the Future Scholar by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Westport CT. June 2013. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Recent Staples High School graduate Michael Colley is one of 20 students nationwide cited by a tecnology-services company as a Making the Future Scholar and will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship, Staples announced.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. lauded Colley for an archery bow he designed and engineered.

The awards are part of the company's efforts to expand the study of science, technology, engineering and math, Staples said.

Colley in the fall will attend the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, which Staples said has a global reputation for its innovative transportation- and product-design programs.

Making the Future candidates were required to submit documentation of a hands-on project that illustrates both creativity and innovation. Colley's archery bow, won two Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon awards at the 2012 World Maker Faire in New York City.

He has one patent pending and wants to be an inventor and product designer, Staples said.

Cognizant is based in Teaneck, N.J., and provides information technology, consulting and business-process services.